Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Jesse Palmer To Replace Chris Harrison As Host

“The Bachelor” is seeking to a former contestant to take the place of ousted host Chris Harrison.

ABC introduced Tuesday that Jesse Palmer might be internet hosting the favored actuality relationship present when the brand new season begins early subsequent yr.

It was a pure match: Palmer was the Bachelor on the present’s fifth season in 2004. Nevertheless, he didn’t discover love on the present. His relationship with the girl he selected, Jessica Bowlin, lasted only some months after the season finale. 

He did discover a long-term relationship with ABC doing school soccer commentary on the community and its sister community, ESPN. As well as, Palmer is presently internet hosting ABC’s summer time sequence “The Ultimate Surfer,” and he beforehand hosted “The Proposal,” a 2018 actuality present created by “Bachelor” boss Mike Fleiss, in response to Selection.

Palmer appeared excited concerning the new gig, in response to an ABC press launch.

“For more than 20 years, ‘The Bachelor’ has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own,” Palmer mentioned. “Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey.”

He later apologized for the feedback, saying that by “excusing historical racism, I defended it.”