Emmanuel Acho takes over hosting duties for ‘Bachelor’ special

The former linebacker-turned-bestselling author and host of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” will step in for Chris Harrison during the show's upcoming “After the Final Rose” episode.
3:26 | 03/01/21

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We are back with the latest "The bachelor" shake-up. Host Chris Harrison stepped away in the wake of his racially insensitive comments and now Emmanuel acho host of "Uncomfortable conversations with a black man" is taking on for "After the rose." Folks have been watching and looks like business as usual, that's because all of those episodes were taped months ago. But coming up in a couple of weeks in a live special, "Matt James and the woman," the contestant in the middle of this are going to get together for a live special. Chris Harrison won't be there. Has the potential to get uncomfortable, I guess you could say, well, the new host is going to be a guy who has made a name for himself for having uncomfortable conversations. A change is coming to "The bachelor" franchise. The goal was never to be a monologue but a dialogue to encourage you to have dialogues of your own. Reporter: Host of the online series "Uncomfortable conversations with a black man," Emmanuel acho, is stepping in taking over hosting duties for Chris Harrison in the upcoming one-hour special of "The bachelor: After the final rose." Bachelor nation, welcome me with open arms. I promise to do you proud. Reporter: It looks to open dialogue. How can I do better as a man, how can I do better as a white man? You have to acknowledge that there's a problem. Reporter: Acho saying it's been a pivotal season and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history. Empathy is needed. Change is coming? When you're ready. Reporter: The 30-year-old who also has a masters in sports psychology will sit down with Matt James to talk about the current events surround his season, his final decision, where he is now and the show in general. James responded to the news on Instagram looking forward to it. Acho will talk with the final three women in James' season, brie, Michele and Rachael Kirkconnell who came under fire after social media posts went viral where she liked photos containing the DVD flag and attended a plantation themed college party. I'm completely falling in love with you. Reporter: Last month Harris defended Kirkconnell to Rachel Lindsay. It's not a good look. No, it's not -- well, Rachel, is it a good look in 2018 or not a good look in 2021? It's not a good look ever. Reporter: After backlash from that interview he announced he would be stepping away from the show for a, quote, period of time and would not be joining the "After the final rose" special. The longtime host and Kirkconnell have publicly apologized for their actions. Harrison has been staying out of the public eye but last week appeared in an episode of "Celebrity wheel of fortune" taped in December. From "The bachelor." From "The bachelorette." From "The after hours." How many shows do you have? I'll keep milking this cow as long as I can. Reporter: He will not be there for ma March 15th "After the final rose" ceremony and worth noting, Rachel Lindsay, the first ever black bachelorette shut down her Instagram because she receiving harassing, racist, rude comments from people and bachelor nation, a lot have come to her defense making the point she is not the reason that Chris Harrison stepped away, his words are the reason for it, stra. Absolutely right about that, T.J. Thank you for pointing that out.

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