Jesse Palmer to Host ‘The Bachelor’ Season 26: Fans React

Jesse Palmer to Host ‘The Bachelor’ Season 26: Fans React
Jesse Palmer, who starred as the fifth Bachelor in 2004, will return to the long-running ABC reality series to host the upcoming 26th season. The new role comes as Palmer expands his relationship with Disney, where he has served as a sports analyst on ESPN since 2007 and previously contributed to Good Morning America and ABC News. Palmer currently hosts ABC’s summer competition show The Ultimate Surfer and before that hosted The Proposal, the 2018 reality show created by Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss. The former college football and NFL quarterback replaces Chris Harrison, who stepped away from The Bachelor earlier this year amid controversy relating to comments made about racist photos of winning contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. Since Harrison’s departure, the show has seen Emmanuel Acho host the After the Final Rose special at the end of Matt James’ season and former contestants Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe co-host The Bachelorette. “For more than 20 years,
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