Yup, a few months after we learned that Harrison was “stepping aside” from the Bachelor franchise, Page Six is reporting that Spade is stepping in to take his place on the popular vacation spinoff. Per the report, the 56-year-old is one of a “revolving cast of guest hosts.”
(ICYMI: That previous announcement was shared on the @bacheloretteabc Instagram account, where they stated, “Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of 'The Bachelorette'...In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season.”)
However, sources tell Page Six that the actor and comedian was chosen for the role because he’s a “superfan” of the series and has built a crazy social media following for his hilarious commentary while watching the show. In addition, the source revealed that the showrunners were looking for someone fun to send to paradise, to make things a little bit less serious.
The news has been confirmed by a handful of outlets including Entertainment Weekly and Variety. And while it may seem a bit weird at first, it might be nice to get a fresh take on all of the drama that will unfold.
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