Has ABC found a host to fill Chris Harrison’s shoes? At least temporarily, says spoiler guru Reality Steve. When will the After the Final Rose special tape? Who is the network bringing on as host?
Find out everything we know so far.
Finding a Host For After the Final Rose
For the last few weeks, Bachelor Nation has been surrounded by controversy. Previous racially insensitive behavior from Bachelor 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell came out last month. She is rumored to be Matt James’ final pick, which makes the scandal even worse. Matt James is the first Black Bachelor in the show’s long history.
It was supposed to be a historic and uplifting season. Instead, it turned into a hot mess with bullying and cattiness happening among the women. And then came the racism allegations.
At the beginning of February, Chris Harrison went on Extra for an interview with Rachel Lindsay. His intention was to defend Rachael Kirkconnell, but he ended up in the eye of the storm instead.
After his comments during the interview faced major backlash, he decided to take a step back. Just one problem – he still had one more hosting job for Season 25. The After the Final Rose special where Matt James comes face-to-face with his final three women, including his final rose choice.
ATFR is usually live in front of a studio audience immediately following the finale. However, due to the pandemic, the ATFR is taping in advance. But with Chris Harrison on indefinite leave, who could host it?
Rachel Lindsay In Consideration for Hosting Job
The rumors about possible hosts got a little outlandish. One rumor said actor Danny DeVito might host the show. A less out-there suggestion was former Live With Kelly co-host Michael Strahan.
But another name is also familiar to Bachelor Nation viewers – Rachel Lindsay. Earlier reports claim that Rachel Lindsay was the network’s first choice to host After the Final Rose.
After weeks of hateful and racist comments, Rachel Lindsay deactivated her Instagram. It seems unlikely that she would be willing to host the special right now. So, who will host ATFR?
Reality Steve Reveals After the Final Rose Host
Reality Steve has been giving his fans Bachelor/ette spoilers for over ten years now. He keeps his sources close to the vest, but he has a high rate of accuracy. On Feb. 27, he dropped the spoiler news about the host of After the Final Rose.
As Rachel Linsday suggested, Reality Steve reports that ABC is going with Emmanuel Acho to host After The Final Rose. If you’re a sports fan, you may know him from his football career or as a broadcaster on Fox Sports 1.
(SPOILER): Emmanuel Acho, host on FS1 and author of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” will be hosting the ATFR, which tapes this Monday. No word yet on if he’ll be the permanent host moving forward.— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) February 27, 2021
He is also the author of the book Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. He has a web series with the same name. The book and series both address racial relations. Rachael Kirkconnelll was spotted with a copy of the book recently.
According to Reality Steve, the ATFR tapes on Monday, March 1. That same night on The Bachelor, the women of Matt James’ season – minus the final three – reunite. The Women Tell All is sure to be explosive, with the women confronting each other over bullying and other drama.
Stay tuned for word on an official confirmation from ABC about their choice of ATFR host.
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