During his appearance on Good Morning America, James revealed that he couldn’t be more thrilled to lead season 25 of The Bachelor. He also referenced former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, who recently spoke out about the show’s systemic racism and lack of diversity.
“When Rachel [Lindsay] speaks, we listen. She has a very important voice in all this, being the first Black woman, person of color to be a lead, and…this is hopefully the first of many Black men to be in the position I’m at now,” he said.
James also teased what’s to come, adding, “I’m just going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me, and hopefully when people invite me into their homes on Monday night, they see that diverse love stories are beautiful.”
James’s season of The Bachelor is expected to premiere sometime in 2021, so let the countdown commence.