Bachelor Nation has been waiting a long time to hear who the new hopefully permanent host of The Bachelor is. Today, it’s finally being announced and many fans may be surprised. Filming for Bachelor Clayton Echard began filming Monday night according to Reality Steve. No doubt, ABC had to make some announcement about who would be hosting. The huge announcement finally came! So, who will be hosting?
Who is the new host of The Bachelor?
ABC made the big announcement Tuesday regarding the host for Season 26 of The Bachelor. The news came via Twitter and revealed that Jesse Palmer will be hosting the upcoming season. So far, it’s just been noted he’s doing Season 26. However, they are wanting to most likely make him a permanent host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Variety also shared the big news. Palmer has spoken out and said, “For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own.” He continued, “Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey.”
Jesse has experience with the show as well. He was The Bachelor in 2004. According to the report, Jesse is currently hosting ABC’s summer series The Ultimate Surfer. Plus, he previously hosted the network’s reality series The Proposal in 2018. That show was also created by The Bachelor boss Mike Fleiss. He has also hosted ABC’s Disney Parks’ holiday specials and ABC’s presentation of the NFL Draft.
Palmer will be replacing original host Chris Harrison. He left the show earlier this year falling the drama that ensued from Matt James season of The Bachelor.
While waiting for a permanent host to be named, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams filled in.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) September 28, 2021
The upcoming season
According to Reality Steve, the show started filming the upcoming season Monday night. ABC has yet to officially announce Clayton Echard as the lead. However, even Clayton himself has commented and said he’s nervous. His hometown made a big deal about him and offered a show of support.