Emmanuel Acho To Replace Chris Harrison For "The Bachelor" Season Finale

Emmanuel Acho is officially set to replace Chris Harrison as host for The Bachelor’s season finale episode, following a racism scandal, earlier this month. Harrison faced backlash after appearing to defend contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who has been accused of publishing racist posts on social media.

Emmanuel Acho, Chris Harrison
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“IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year,” Acho announced on Twitter, Saturday. “It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will be one of the most storied shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. See y’all then!”