Chris Harrison is out from the “Bachelor” several months after being embroiled in a racism scandal.
Just last week, it was reported that he would not return to “Bachelor in Paradise” and that the show would instead be hosted by a rotating group of comedians.
With Harrison out, here’s a look at some of the people that could replace him as the host of the “Bachelor” franchise:
Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland
Dynamic duo and “Bach” franchise alums Tayisha Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe already have a head start on the competition as they’re set to co-host the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”
Bristowe, 35, competed on “The Bachelor” in early 2015 before serving as “The Bachelorette” later that year. She’s currently engaged to fellow alum Jason Tartick.
Adams, 30, made her first appearance in the franchise as a contestant on “The Bachelor” in early 2019. She then appeared in “Bachelor in Paradise” and was 2020’s “Bachelorette” after replacing Clare Crawley. She is currently engaged to Zac Clark.
Like several others on this list, Emmanuel Acho has filled in for Harrison in the past.
The former football star and current sports analyst, 30, hosted the Season 25 “After the Final Rose” episode of “The Bachelor,” which was the first episode Harrison did not appear in.
The hosting gig came as a bit of a surprise considering he had not appeared in the franchise before, but it lends itself to the possibility that fans could see more of him onscreen in the future – though he did say that he doesn’t “believe in cancel culture” when previously asked if Harrison should be axed permanently.
Rachel Lindsay is another fan favorite that could potentially take over the reins when it comes to hosting.
Since her historic turn as the first Black star of “The Bachelorette,” Lindsay, 36, has made a name for herself serving as a correspondent for “Extra.”
In fact, Lindsay was involved in Harrison’s downfall. While performing an interview with the star on “Extra,” Harrison defended the actions of “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who attended an Antebellum-themed party in 2018. The interview sparked backlash for Harrison and it led to his departure.
Despite what some may feel is a disdain for the show, Spade, 56, actually seems to be a fan of the franchise, as he is reportedly among the comedians set to host “Bachelor in Paradise” and was the first to close a deal to do so.
Fox News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report