The fan favourite, as a former contestant on The Bachelor, former Bachelorette, and winner of Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars, appeared a pure selection for the co-hosting gig alongside fellow former contestant Tayshia Adams.
But it surely nonetheless, apparently, was hurtful to the franchise’s longtime host Chris Harrison, who Bristowe says she as soon as thought of a detailed buddy. “I all the time stated when Jason proposes, he has to ask my dad, my step-dad and Chris Harrison,” Bristowe stated.
Whereas showing on the podcast Not Skinny But Not Fat, Bristowe stated that after she was publicly introduced as a short lived host for the ABC actuality relationship competitors, Harrison stopped replying to her messages.
They’d been in contact over Harrison’s remarks to former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay relating to an issue surrounding contestant Rachel Kirkconnell attending a plantation-themed sorority party. Harrison’s remarks defending Kirkconnell in the end led to his exit from the franchise.
“He referred to as and we talked and he stated, ‘I do not need anybody to get entangled,'” Bristowe recounted. “Then they supplied me the place to return in and what they stated was it was to mentor Katie [Thurston]. I would not be changing Chris. So then, all these articles began popping out saying Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams changing Chris Harrison. So I messaged Chris, most likely 10 instances with out him responding.”
Rick Rowell/Disney Basic Leisure/Getty Chris Harrison, Kaitlyn Bristowe
Bristowe admitted she spiraled a bit, hoping to ensure Harrison knew she felt he was “irreplaceable.” She defined, “I simply wished him to know I assumed he was irreplaceable and did not need to step on any toes. What I stated was ‘You are irreplaceable. I do not know what my function is. They stated I used to be a mentor, however now I am seeing articles about how I am changing you and that makes me really feel icky.’ After which he did not write again.”
From there, Bristowe stated she panicked, writing Harrison to ask why he wasn’t responding to her and whether or not he hated her. “I used to be like okay, he hates me. We have been greatest pals and now he hates me,” she added.
Bristowe lastly spoke to Harrison once more a number of months later after they each attended the wedding of Bachelor fixture Wells Adams and Trendy Household’s Sarah Hyland. She approached the previous host to inform him that she missed him. Harrison responded, “Effectively, I’ve all the time been right here,” to which she replied, “No you have not! You have not responded to me in ceaselessly!'”
She added, “I bawled my eyes out about it. That friendship simply felt prefer it went down the bathroom.”
Bristowe additionally had her personal heartbreak over the Bachelor internet hosting gig. Although she and Adams co-hosted each Katie Thurston and Michelle Younger’s seasons, they have been then changed by former Bachelor Jesse Palmer, who is the current host. She revealed that she discovered concerning the choice whereas on tour with Dancing With the Stars, when producers referred to as her to tell her that she wasn’t getting the gig completely, they usually have been as a substitute going with the “extra constant host” in Palmer.
Although she has her personal podcast, wine label, and has launched a single, Bristowe was disillusioned to not be supplied the job on a full-time foundation. “I beloved it,” she stated. “I felt like that is the place I used to be imagined to be in life. I assumed I used to be going to do it for a very long time.”
Representatives for Harrison didn’t instantly reply to EW’s request for remark.
Although he did lately address his exit for the primary time on his new podcast The Most Dramatic Podcast… Ever, calling out “sure solid members” who have been campaigning to take over his job and detailing the grueling bodily and psychological influence of the state of affairs.
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