Bachelor's Chris Harrison looks glum tossing take out as he's seen for first time since officially leaving franchise
THE Bachelor’s Chris Harrison looked glum as he tossed away Chinese take out.
The 49-year-old was spotted for the first time since officially leaving the popular franchise.
Chris was seen throwing away Chinese take out containers into a garbage bin while out and about in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
He appeared somber while participating in a serious conservation over the phone.
The longtime Bachelor host ditched his normal suit and tie for rose ceremonies in exchange of a gray TCU T-shirt, blue shorts and black and blue sneakers.
Less than 24 hours after the premiere of the latest season of The Bachelorette, Chris confirmed on Instagram that he was leaving his spot as the host of the franchise for good.
Alongside a photo of him during a reunion show, he wrote: "I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.
"I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together.
"While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime."
His announcement came months after Georgia contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was discovered to have attended an Antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018.
After Rachael received backlash for her social media history, Chris found himself at the center of the controversy when he stood in her corner during an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra.
Chris later apologized, in what people called "insincere," after viewers heard him speak to Good Morning America during his interview with Michael Strahan.
An insider close to the show previously explained that the former face of the ABC franchise was “mortified” he wasn't coming back.
The informant revealed: “He pushed very hard with execs at the network. He was persistent for weeks, checking in and promising to do whatever it took to keep the job, almost to the point where he was begging.
“I don’t think he ever thought there would be a world without him as host. He really believed he would be asked to come back.
“And he never in a million years thought they would do a season without him."
However, he seemingly burned his bridges after he hired a lawyer and refused to cooperate further with ABC.
Chris officially left the franchise after fans praised Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe as "the best hosts ever."
During Monday’s season premiere, the two former stars met up with Katie Thurston, who is the new Bachelorette, and explained they would help her on the journey to find the love of her life.
She responded that she “really thought she’d have to do this season” by herself.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. I mean Kaitlyn and Tayshia? The dream team is here,” Katie said with a huge smile.
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