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After a 19-year tenure, long-time host Chris Harrison is officially exiting “The Bachelor” franchise for good.

But, he isn’t leaving empty-handed. Chris reportedly received an 8-figure settlement to go about his business and to keep his mouth shut. 

Chris Harrison sank his battleship when he tried to cape for “Bachelor” season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who was facing accusations of racism, including partaking in an event that glorified the Antebellum era. 

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Chris took a leave of absence to let things blow over, but ABC benched him permanently.

Ironically, Rachael went on to win Matt James‘ heart, they broke up over the racism controversy (for the aesthetics) and they are now back together and Chris is jobless.

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Welp. Will you miss Chris as the host of the show?

Source: Deadline