Chris Harrison has announced he’s officially leaving the “Bachelor” franchise. He’s been the host and producer since it started in 2002.
Chris has been on time-out since February, when he defended a contestant’s allegedly racist past.
He announced his departure in an Instagram post. He said, “While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
The “Hollywood Reporter” says he’s getting a big payday for leaving.
Warner Brothers and ABC said in a joint statement, “We are thankful for [Chris’] many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey.”