‘The Bachelorette’: JoJo Fletcher Says Replacing Chris Harrison Was ‘Crazy’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Harrison and JoJo Fletcher from

The Bachelorette Season 16 has been one wild trip — and it’s simply getting began. Early on, the ABC actuality collection changed Clare Crawley with Tayshia Adams after the unique lead fell in love with Dale Moss. Now, there’s going to be one other surprising — however short-term — switch-up. In The Bachelorette episode on Dec. 1, JoJo Fletcher will fill in for host Chris Harrison. Here’s why and what Fletcher has to say about her new function.

Why JoJo Fletcher quickly replaces Chris Harrison on ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16

Chris Harrison and JoJo Fletcher from 'The Bachelorette' Season 12 Finale
Chris Harrison and JoJo Fletcher on ‘The Bachelorette’ | FinaleRick Rowell/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

RELATED: Are JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers Married or Engaged After ‘The Bachelorette’?

Back in August 2020, Bachelor Nation followers buzzed when Harrison left The Bachelorette bubble on the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs. At the time, Harrison dropped off his son, Josh, in school. Then everybody went wild when rumors steered Fletcher can be Harrison’s substitute. Two months later, Fletcher confirmed she would briefly step in for Harrison on The Bachelorette Season 16. 

“It got out that I was there helping out Chris, who had to take a little bit of time off to go be with his son going to college,” The Bachelorette Season 12 star advised Us Weekly. “I jumped right into a mix of a whole bunch of things going on without really knowing anything that had gone on. So, it was definitely crazy.”

Meanwhile, Fletcher hinted her episodes on The Bachelorette will likely be definitely worth the watch. “This whole season is going to be very crazy and dramatic,” she stated. “I’m sure everyone’s heard of it before, but it really will be! And it was fun.”

Fletcher additionally acknowledges Harrison because the “greatest of all time” Bachelor Nation host. So don’t anticipate the switch-up to be everlasting. “I simply went in there and tried to make them proud and never destroy The Bachelorette,” she stated. “I was never going to go in there and try to be Chris, I was going to try and help him out. And you know, do as best as I can.”

JoJo Fletcher will likely be on ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16 Episode 8

'The Bachelorette' Season 12 stars JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers'The Bachelorette' Season 12 stars JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers from ‘The Bachelorette’ | Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

RELATED: ‘The Bachelorette’: Noah Erb and Tayshia Adams’ Relationship Is ‘Fun’ — But Chris Harrison Questions Whether the Contestant Is Husband Material

Finally, Fletcher will return to The Bachelorette on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The synopsis for season 16 episode Eight confirmed the truth star’s arrival. But it seems to be like the truth star will deal with a bit greater than Harrison’s internet hosting duties.

“JoJo arrives to help Tayshia navigate her unsettling emotions, as well as fills in for Chris Harrison when he leaves to accompany his son to college,” the ABC press launch reads. “The tension mounts between Bennett and Noah and the drama becomes a major distraction for Tayshia. JoJo pays a visit to the two men to set up an impromptu two-on-one date before the next cocktail party.”

Clearly, Fletcher can have a lot to do when she arrives on The Bachelorette Season 16. And when talking with Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Fletcher shared what followers can anticipate from her visitor spot.

“There were scenarios where I had to try and deliver a message that wasn’t just JoJo being stupid and saying whatever,” Fletcher stated in October 2020. “Never the Chris Harrison lines, though. You’ll never hear me say, ‘This is the final rose.’ I’m pretty sure I never said that.”

[embedded content material]

RELATED: ‘The Bachelorette’: Is There a ‘Men Tell All’ Episode in Season 16? Fans Hope Tayshia Adams and Clare Crawley’s Cast Will Reunite One Last Time

Then when requested whether or not she bought to be a confidante for The Bachelorette lead and contestants, Fletcher revealed it was her favourite half.

“I did get to do that with who was still on the show. That was probably my most favorite thing,” she stated. “It was a way that I could relate because I’ve been in that scenario and I’ve gone through that experience. And that part, I wasn’t stressed at all, which was amazing.”

Meanwhile, Fletcher described her new Bachelorette function as “super fun” and “super stressful.” The actuality star additionally admitted she texted Harrison concerning the gig after her first day. “After my first go at doing something, I sent him a text and I was like, ‘This is not that easy! You totally downplayed it,’” Fletcher stated. 

Whatever occurs when Fletcher makes a splash on The Bachelorette Season 16, it actually looks like Bachelor Nation viewers are in for a deal with. The ABC synopsis hinted Fletcher will swoop in and provoke Adams’ two-on-one date with Bennett and Noah. And given Fletcher’s remark about her first problem, there’s sure to be some drama. So keep tuned.

Check out Showbiz Cheat Sheet on Facebook!

Leave a Comment