In what is shaping up to be an unusual season of The Bachelorette, former star JoJo Fletcher will be temporarily taking over hosting duties for longtime host Chris Harrison. The Hollywood Reporter exclusively confirmed reports that Harrison would step away from the show in order to be able to take his son to college. Due to quarantine restrictions, he will have to remain isolated for two weeks after returning, necessitating the shake-up in hosts. Harrison has been the host of all Bachelor-adjacent shows since the premiere of the original series, and this is the first time he has not hosted The Bachelorette.
Fletcher is a former Bachelorette who recently relived her season as part of ABC’s The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever event. She is engaged to the partner she met on the series, Jordan Rodgers, and the two were scheduled to be married this June before the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans.
The Bachelorette has endured many shakeups this season, with original Bachelorette Clare Crawley leaving and being replaced by new Bachelorette Tayshia Adams for officially unconfirmed reasons. Additionally, the cast is filming in a new location that meets quarantine requirements.