With Chris Harrison now out at "The Bachelor" and all its franchises, the focus has shifted to the obvious question: Who will take over? While many names are sure to rise to the surface, this is actually not uncharted waters for the shows. Several notable names have guest hosted in the past, and more are set to guide the ship in the future. On June 9, 2021, one day after Chris confirmed he's leaving the franchise after 19 years, it was confirmed that Lance Bass will be part of a rotation of hosts who will steer "Bachelor in Paradise" during its summer 2021 season. Click through to see who else has hosted the franchise in the past and who's slated to host in the future…
Lil Jon once guest starred on the show in 2018, but he's set to return in 2021. The rapper is one of several names who will guest host "Bachelor in Paradise." Yeah!
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"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Tituss Burgess will join a slew of celebrities commanding the 2021 season of "Bachelor in Paradise." "Welcome to paradise," the franchise's Instagram said while confirming the news.
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In early June 2021, multiple media outlets reported that David Spade will fill in to host the 2021 season of "Bachelor in Paradise." David is admittedly a "The Bachelor" superfan. In the wake of the drama surrounding the show sparked by former contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's past racist actions, producers wanted to lighten things up. "The producers want to put some fun in the show. They think it's become too serious," a source told Page Six.
"The Bachelor" superfan Sarah Hyland and her fiancé, Wells Adams, will reportedly join the rotation of "Bachelor in Paradise" guest hosts in August 2021. Sarah has often spoken of her love for the franchise on social media. Wells, meanwhile, competed on the 12th season of "The Bachelorette" and appeared on three seasons of "Bachelor in Paradise" as the hotel bartender.
JoJo Fletcher is no stranger to the dating franchise: She starred on the 20th season of "The Bachelor" in 2016 and then headlined the following season of "The Bachelorette," during which she got engaged to Jordan Rodgers. In 2020, JoJo actually guest hosted several episodes of "The Bachelorette" while Chris Harrison quarantined after leaving the show's bubble environment to take his son to college.
Just one year after stepping into the lead role on season 16 of "The Bachelorette," Tayshia Adams stepped into the role of guest host on season 17. She's currently co-hosting Katie Thurston's season of "The Bachelorette," which debuted on June 7, 2021.
Kaitlyn Bristowe knows all about the dating game journey, as she's been on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." In 2021, she moved into a new role: She's co-hosting Katie Thurston's season of "The Bachelorette" alongside Tayshia Adams. "We've got you!" Kaitlyn told Katie on Twitter before the season aired.
Amid the drama from Matt James' season of "The Bachelor," Emmanuel Acho stepped in to host the season 25 "After The Final Rose" special. The former NFL linebacker filled in to confront former contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's past racist actions. Fans were very receptive to his stint. "This was by far the most stressful thing I've ever had to do, but I hope I honored and served y'all well," he later said on Instagram.