Wells Adams, Sarah Hyland, David Spade & More Stars Will Fill In For Host Chris Harrison On 'Bachelor In Paradise'
Break out the bikinis! As production on season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise gears up, it's been confirmed that Chris Harrison's leave of absence will continue on during the summer.
Instead, a bunch of celebrities will trade off when it comes to hosting duties.
According to Variety, comedian and Bachelor fan David Spade is the only one confirmed for the spot. Though he hasn't actually commented on the reports, he did share several social media posts in which fans raved over the idea of him taking the reins.
Meanwhile, Steve Carbone of Reality Steve claimed that he knows "for sure" that the series' previous bartender Wells Adams and fiancée Sarah Hyland will also play host at some point.
Carbone claimed Chelsea Handler "was supposed to be one of the other" hosts, "but it got pulled last minute."
The cast for the new season hasn't been revealed, though exec Robert Mills did announce that Joe Park — the lovable doctor from Tayshia Adams' group of men — will definitely be headed down to the beach.
Paradise doesn't premiere until August 16, but in the meantime, fans can watch Katie Thurston look for love starting June 7. The show is being hosted by Adams and fellow former lead Kaitlyn Bristowe, since prior to filming, Harrison stepped down from the role due to his racially insensitive comments.
In March, ABC released a statement on the situation.
"Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette. We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing..." the message read. "As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within The Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world."
While Harrison stated that he wants to reprise his job, Variety reported "it's unlikely" that he'll be back in time for Michelle Young's season of The Bachelorette, which will premiere this fall.
However, there's a chance he could return for season 26 of The Bachelor in 2022.