Chris Harrison emotionally revealed how lengthy manufacturing for ‘The Bachelorette’ will ‘at least’ be postponed for. The upset host even admitted ‘jobs will be lost.’
Night considered one of Season 16 of The Bachelorette was imagined to be filmed on March 13. But on the identical day, President Donald Trump declared that the US is going through a nationwide emergency amid the coronavirus outbreak. Shortly after, The Bachelorette/The Bachelor/BIP host Chris Harrison, 48, was pressured to make a tragic announcement himself. “Hello Bachelor Nation, it is with a heavy heart that I come to you tonight because right now, at this very minute, I should be standing on a very wet driveway with a very excited woman, ready to change lives. But in a fact lives have been changed,” Chris started a video, which he shared to his Instagram on Friday.
Chris proceeded to interrupt the large information: “Production of The Bachelorette has been postponed for 2 weeks, a minimum of. In two weeks we’ll reassess the place we’re on the earth and work out what’s occurring, and if we are able to transfer ahead.” While the longtime host assured this was not solely the “right” but additionally “only” determination to make, he lamented that “jobs will be lost” as he thought-about the “hundreds” of people who make The Bachelorette a risk.
Chris later gave a shout-out to Clare Crawley, the 38-year-old former contestant on Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor who was about to make historical past because the oldest lady to ever lead The Bachelorette. “To my friend Clare, you’re still my Bachelorette and hopefully we’re still going to get the opportunity to help you find love and make this work,” Chris continued. He then recalled the dialog they’d an evening earlier than making this large determination: “I just sat down with Clare last night and we were still excited for what was going to come tonight. Tonight was going to be the first official night of production, where the guys would arrive…all that stuff seems so trivial now, in the face of what we’re all are about to face.” However, Chris admitted “it’s still tough” and “emotional” to put aside the present — you may watch his full video, under.
But what about Bachelor In Paradise? Just someday earlier than breaking this information, Chris was uncertain of BIP’s rapid future whereas talking EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife at Seagram’s Escapes Tropical Rosè launch get together in Hollywood on March 12. We requested if the present, which options contestants from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, could possibly be filmed domestically within the US within the wake of coronavirus fears. Every yr, the relationship present is filmed in Mexico. In response, Chris admitted, “That’s all up in the air right now, it really is.” He then joked, “Yeah, it might be in my backyard.”