During the discussion, Chris informed Rachel that “we all need to have a little grace” towards Rachael, and he likewise called out “the woke police.”
The following day, Chris required to Instagram to excuse his remarks and acknowledged that what he stated “perpetuates racism.”
Meanwhile, Katie—who debuted as lead of The Bachelorette on Monday, June 7—tweeted on March 11 that she hopes “that Chris Harrison continues to take more time to step away while sincerely educating himself & dedicating himself to the work.” The following day, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams were revealed as replacement hosts for the upcoming Bachelorette season, although Katie herself would not be openly verified as the season’s lead up until March 15.
During her brand-new Extra look, Rachel revealed that Chris’ relocation might have become part of a natural development. “It’s been 19 years, and if you do watch the show, we saw less and less of Chris,” she stated. “Nineteen years is a big accomplishment. Maybe that’s the case. We don’t know. Maybe they were ready to move on.”
As for whether Rachel has actually accepted Chris’ apology, she informed Billy she has actually formerly discussed that she does. “I still stand by that,” she continued. “I do. I think that’s the way to move forward.”
On June 8, Chris resolved his departure in an Instagram post that read, “I’ve had a really amazing run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m delighted to begin a brand-new chapter. I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we have actually made together. While my two-decade journey is finishing up, the relationships I’ve made will last a life time.”