The Bachelor has found Chris Harrison’s replacement… and he’s already a member of Bachelor Nation.
Jesse Palmer, who starred in Season 5 of The Bachelor back in 2004, will host the upcoming season of ABC’s reality romance hit, the network announced on Tuesday. The new season is slated to air early next year.
“For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own,” Palmer said in a statement. “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.”
In his Bachelor stint, Palmer chose Jessica Bowlin to receive his final rose, but they lasted less than a month together before splitting up. A former college and NFL quarterback, Palmer also serves as a college football analyst for ESPN. Plus, he hosted the short-lived ABC reality series The Proposal, created by Bachelor mastermind Mike Fleiss.
Palmer replaces Chris Harrison, who hosted each season of The Bachelor and its various spinoffs until last year, when he stoked controversy by railing against “cancel culture” while defending Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell after photos surfaced of her at an Antebellum party. Harrison took a break from the franchise and ultimately stepped down in June. On The Bachelorette, he was replaced by former stars Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe.
What do you think of Palmer as host, Bachelor Nation? Make your voice heard in the comments.
I miss him hosting some of the Food Network shows.
Me too but I think he still does one
Please let him stay on Holiday Baking Championship. It’s about the only thing on Food Network I watch!
Yes agree. Really like Jesse hosting the Food Network shows. Hope he can still do them. I liked him on GMA also.
Still won’t watch.
I love Jesse Palmer so I’ll take him over the ones they have been using but I’ll miss Chris Harrison.
plus abc knew and the production company knew about her being at that former plntation and they could’ve said simply this is 2020 pictures like that are just not acceptable and said you won’t be on the show and no one would’ve blinked an eye, because the production company has the right to say who can be on the show but instead they had her on and put chris harrison in a no win situation, because people would’ve railed against him no matter what. also even though i have never watched palmer is perfect as if you watch college football on espn and abc he’s a likeable and doesn’t come across as a know it all
Never watched that ridiculous excuse for a show….. never will
And yet, here you are commenting on this ridiculous excuse for a show and trolling the articles about it to show how superior you are that you don’t watch it.
Get a life.
I have a life and it doesnt include watching drivel. And everyone has a right to an opinion. That doesn’t make them a troll.
But apparently your life includes reading about and commenting on drivel. So it’s not THAT impressive a life.
And yet you felt the need to comment nonetheless
I’m kinda surprised how many people from Bachelor Nation don’t even know who Jesse is. I think he’s a safe choice, makes sense for ABC/ESPN and will do fine with years of TV experience since being The Bachelor.
Still won’t watch. CHRIS WAS THE BEST.
Not even his mother feels that way.
I was really hoping it was going to be Wells Adams!! But I think Jesse will do great!!
Huge eye roll. No offense to this guy but seriously??
He does a great job hosting other shows!
I rarely comment, but I do not like him for host. Wells would have been a much better choice. Honestly there were so many better choices. I don’t think this person was on anybody’s top list. Maybe I’m wrong and he’ll bring a huge fan base. For the first time I’m considering not watching.
They don’t need a host to bring a huge fan base. I haven’t enjoyed the last few seasons, even when Chris was still hosting, but I’ll check out the first with Jesse just to see how he does. He’s great on the Food Network shows he’s done, it’s not like he’s taking on brain surgery here.
Disappointed.. would love to see Wells take Chris Harrison’s place
I think Wells would be a great host. He’s on tonight and handling everything perfectly.
I think Jesse Palmer is a great fit for the position. He has been The Bachelor and knows the franchise well!
Will never watch it without Chris Harrison. You made a big mistake letting him go. He was the show!
Right I know, That’s exactly how I feel
Not throwing shade to Jesse Palmer but Chris Harrison should be the only host for that show and I’m done watching. What a lot of *^%$ to get rid of Harrison. It was a teachable moment for the series and the public but nooooo, ABC made it into something it never was. And, those Bachelorette hostesses were horrible. I gave them a chance. Seriously??
Women like you need a life. The show is called THE BACHELOR, not THE CHRIS HARRISON SHOW!!!!! It’s allegedly about finding love, not about the host!
And the ones on bachelor in paradise were even worse . It really ruined the whole show for me with Chris hosting it. I think they should bite the bullet admit they made a huge mistake and hire him back. I give the show one full season without him for ABC to realize their mistake and the shows are doomed without Chris hosting.
Without* not with
Right, Chris was part of the show so without him it’s totally not the bachelor/bachelorette. I’m not watching it anymore they made a big mistake letting him go!!!
And I was a big fan watched all the episodes.
It’s not the same anymore
Good choice, well spoken, former Bachelor, wont be viewed as virtue signaling, also if we keep picking football players as Bachelors then this makes perfect sense. I would have also loved David Spade. Maybe Acho.
There will only be one host of The Bachelor/Bachelorette and that’s Chris Harrison. They’ve just lost a fan because I’ll never watch again until he’s back. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way!!
Awwww! Boo Hoo to you! One less Bachelor Nation numbskull! Never have I read such drivel over the host of a show. It’s not about the host. It’s about who was named to be The Bachelor and the contestants.
Chris got royally screwed. I hope he sues the shi* out of ABC.
Sue them for what? He’s the one who went off script and has been on the show long enough to know better. Apparently he got a very good buyout so I wouldn’t worry too much about Chris.
I like Jesse on ESPN and hosting other shows like Holiday Baking Championship. He was also good on GMA.
I’m sure Jesse is a good host but Chris Harrison got screwed. Crazy cancel culture world we are living in. Miss Chris Harrison!
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I did not like the different hosts on Paradise and missed Chris Harrison. I hope this new host will bring a bit more of what Chris was so good at.
Some seriousness to the party!
I’ve watched the Bachelor from day one with host Chris Harrison – in my opinion there will never be a host like Harrison he is what made the show Special –
Worst decision! They should have picked Wells Adams!!!!!!!!!!
Not the same without Chris… not gonna watch anymore