‘The Bachelorette’: Is JoJo Fletcher Replacing Chris Harrison as Host? Bachelor Nation Fans Are Seriously Confused

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison and JoJo Fletcher of

[Spoiler alert: The Bachelorette 2020.] The Bachelorette Season 16 shakeup continues as JoJo Fletcher will reportedly exchange Chris Harrison because the present’s host — type of.

It all began in August 2020 when Tayshia Adams was reportedly forged to interchange Clare Crawley as the brand new Bachelorette lead. Meanwhile, a number of Bachelor Nation alums have been noticed on the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, the place the present is at present being filmed. Now, Fletcher will allegedly step in as host after Harrison left the set. But it appears the change isn’t everlasting. 

Why did Chris Harrison depart ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16 set?

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When The Bachelorette Season 16 began filming, it was clear the forged and crew could be quarantined because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But on Aug. 11, Harrison seemingly left the set to drop off his son, Joshua, at Texas Christian University.

“Just like that he’s gone,” Harrison wrote on Instagram. “Thought dropping the big man off at college @texaschristianuniversity today was going to crush me but all I could feel is pride and excitement.”

He added, “Especially now, so grateful that they have this opportunity. Now go take on the world and have the time of your life my boy.”

JoJo Fletcher will reportedly fill in for Chris Harrison because the host of ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16

Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison and JoJo Fletcher of 'The Bachelorette' Season 12
Chris Harrison and JoJo Fletcher on ‘The Bachelorette’ | Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

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After Harrison posted the Instagram picture alongside his son, The Bachelorette followers puzzled how the 49-year-old would proceed on the present given the quarantine. Then on Aug. 13, Us Weekly revealed Harrison will quarantine for 14 days. Fletcher is predicted to fill in as host throughout that point. The supply additionally recommended Harrison will return in time to movie the “last few shows.”

“The moment he got back, Chris was told he could not set foot back on the set until he went through another 14-day quarantine,” the insider advised the publication. “The show’s contestants and crew all had to quarantine on the property for 14 days prior to the camera’s rolling. But it didn’t dawn on Chris he’d have to do it all over again if he simply left to take his kid to college.”

E! News additionally shared Fletcher already accomplished the quarantine. Then Entertainment Tonight reported the non permanent change between Fletcher and Harrison was deliberate forward of time.

“This was a pre-planned event done totally in coordination with production,” the supply advised the publication. “There were no surprises.”

Who is JoJo Fletcher, star of ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16?

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When information broke about Fletcher and Harrison, The Bachelorette followers have been left confused. Harrison is the face of the franchise and hasn’t missed a lot filming previously 18 years. But with a number of switch-ups and delayed schedule, this isn’t your typical season.

Some Bachelor Nation followers additionally puzzled why Fletcher was chosen as Harrison’s substitute, notably as a result of alums who’ve internet hosting expertise throughout the franchise — corresponding to Wells Adams and Becca Kufrin — have been noticed at La Quinta final week. Meanwhile, Fletcher is the star of The Bachelorette Season 12. And after getting engaged to Jordan Rodgers on her season, Fletcher moved on to different tasks.

Nevertheless, many followers are excited to see Fletcher because the host of The Bachelorette Season 16, even whether it is for a short while.

“This season is gonna be ridiculous and I’m here for it. I think Jojo will do a great job as host, it’s a good choice,” a fan wrote. 

Whatever occurred on the set of The Bachelorette Season 16, followers will simply have to attend and see what occurs when the brand new season is launched on ABC. But it appears this one’s going to be fairly the trip. So prepare.

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