This season, the former Bachelorettes took over for Chris Harrison (more on this later). And according to ABC News, Adams and Bristowe will reprise their roles for Michelle Young’s upcoming season. *Cue the confetti*
The news isn’t a huge surprise to dedicated fans. Adams and Bristowe have been doing an excellent job throughout The Bachelorette season 17 by leading the rose ceremonies, offering comic relief, managing the contestants and giving therapist-like advice to Thurston (when necessary).
Need a brief refresher? Adams appeared on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise before she replaced Clare Crawley on season 16 of The Bachelorette. As for Bristowe, she starred on The Bachelor before leading season 11 of The Bachelorette. (She also won season 29 of Dancing with the Stars. NBD.)
We first learned about the pair’s hosting gig back in March 2021 when ABC announced that Adams and Bristowe would lead Thurston’s season, not Harrison. “Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette,” the statement read. “In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season.”
The decision came shortly after Harrison made inappropriate comments toward former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Although he had hosted The Bachelor franchise for nearly 20 years, it’s about time for some much-needed change.
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