Chris Harrison will not return as host for the next season of Bachelor in Paradise.
In February, Chris took a temporary break from the Bachelor franchise after the backlash erupted over him defending a contestant who had attended an Old South plantation-themed party.
Unlike the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” which premieres next week and will be hosted by Bachelor Nation alums, “Bachelor in Paradise” will have a cast of celebrity guest hosts.
Comedian David Spade is the first host announced.
The new season will premiere on Aug. 16.
— Variety (@Variety) June 3, 2021