‘The Bachelor’: Is Ben Higgins, the New Chris Harrison?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Harrison and Ben Higgins

Could you imagine The Bachelor without Chris Harrison? The beloved number presently guides us through The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and The Bachelor in Paradise, also every difference because the beginning of this tv show. However, previous bachelor, Ben Higgins, may be offering our number a run for their money.  

Chris Harrison and Ben Higgins
Chris Harrison and Ben Higgins | Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

What is previous bachelor, Ben Higgins as much as since their period of ‘The Bachelor’?

We came across Higgins on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s period of The Bachelorette before he continued to star in period 20 as The Bachelor, which started Jan. 4, 2016. He gave Lauren Bushnell the last flower, she accepted, and also the two had been involved for 14 months. 

Following their period on The Bachelor, the few continued to star in a spinoff on FreeForm television, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? However, the continued truth television failed to assist their particular commitment. On May 15, 2017, the set smashed down their particular wedding.

Higgins revealed in February 2019 he had been online dating a fresh lady, Jessica Clarke, that is a University of Mississippi graduate. 

Higgins has also another brand new tv show. He will undoubtedly be hosting The Bachelor Live On Stage, which concerns your home town and functions one eligible bachelor or bachelorette from your own town.

Why tend to be viewers wondering if Ben Higgins takes over for Chris Harrison?

Higgins is being conducted trip with The Bachelor Live On Stage, in which he will probably have fun with the part of Harrison. He may help the qualified bachelor through numerous internet dating situations and rose ceremonies. In the conclusion, Higgins will help this home town bachelor in narrowing it down seriously to one woman. 

“No, he’s not gonna be there,” Higgins stated regarding Harrison during an interview with SBNation. “I think Chris Harrison referred to me the last time we did an interview together as his mini-me.”

The previous bachelor is ready and excited to own his very own tv show. 

“I’m pushing for it,” he goes on. “I’m trying hard. Every day, ‘…you should just retire,’ he tells Harrison. “But he won’t be truth be told there. It’ll be Becca [Kufrin] and I co-hosting.”

We understand the celebrity is half-joking, however it is obvious he would like to take-over for him given that number.

Is Chris Harrison retiring from ‘The Bachelor’? 

Last year, on Jan. 7, 2019, The Bachelor launched their particular period premiere with a tribute to Harrison’s 17 years hosting the show. Harrison’s mom, Mary Beth, helped present the video clip, which chronicled every thing because the number began the tv show in 2002. 

It had been such an attractive video clip so it made fans question whether Harrison had been going to retire. It had been the kind of tribute any particular one gets right at the conclusion of their particular job. However, Harrison and also the manufacturers rapidly informed followers that he’s perhaps not retiring. 

Sadly for Higgins, it appears to be like Harrison is sticking around, for the present time at the least. You can capture Harrison hosting brand new attacks of The Bachelor Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. You can get seats to see Higgins hosting The Bachelor Live on Stage starting Feb. 13, 2020, in Mesa, AZ by clicking here. 

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