Clayton Echard's The Bachelor season was unusual in many ways. Now that his season is over, The Bachelor Nation is still not done with adding surprising elements to its latest seasons that are to be shot onwards.
Kaitlyn Bristowe has been the first host of choice for the Bachelor Nation series for a while now, along with Tayshia Adams. Though the duo was sought out for their expertise on the matter when the new host was to be decided, they were not chosen to be the hosting ladies for The Bachelorette's 19th season.
Instead, the honor was bestowed upon Jesse Palmer. A source of Us Weekly revealed that Bristowe and Adams led the "conversations" when it came to the host.
The two were called in for hosting conversations just as earlier and had the upper hand when it came to the selections. Yet, they were not told that they would not return to the series next season as the co-host.
The answer to the succeeding host of Bachelor Nation was revealed by Jesse Palmer himself during The Bachelor season 26's After The Final Rose special episode. The episode was aired on Tuesday the previous week.
His announcement as the star host of season 19 of The Bachelorette took the fans by surprise. The celebrity, aged 43, will preside over The Bachelorette season of co-Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.
Still, Bristowe and Adams were not surprised to learn that they will not be coming back as co-host in the next season, revealed a source. They were already informed about the decision in advance, considering that they had to be made aware of the new update due to legal and contractual reasons.
Hence, the podcast artist, aged 36, and the California native, aged 31, came to know about the hosting change before Palmer had made his announcement on the After the Final Rose episode. The ladies are still very much interested in the ongoings of the latest season of the Bachelorette and said that they would be "rooting for" the new Bachelorette lead ladies.
Both Kristen Bristowe and Tayshia Adams happened to have starred as leading ladies on their own The Bachelorette seasons in the past. Bristowe had appeared on The bachelor Nation series back in 2011, while Adams had made her bid for love in 2016.
They then came together to the sets of The Bachelorette once again as the co-hosts of the series. They hosted the 2021 seasons for Katie Thurston and Michelle Young.
Palmer himself has a bit of history with The Bachelor Nation. He had hosted the 26th season of the series when Chris Harrison was the host of the show. Unfortunately, Harrison was found to be in support of Rachel Kirkconnel, who was accused of being racist and insensitive, after his debut in the 25th season of the show.
The NFL star had led season five of the reality TV dating show back in 2004.
During the airing of the past season, the show producers tested if Palmer could work as a good choice to host the next Bachelorette season after Kaitlyn and Tayshia. He might fit in the series for a permanent role, just like the previous co-hosts, who hosted two seasons, if he is found to be an appropriate choice.
Despite Chris Harrison's unfortunate exit from the show, ABC is still hooked on his style of hosting and is looking to bring back a host who could provide similar results, and Jesse seems to have filled those shoes.
Additionally, Bristowe and Adams are not done for good with the series. They could appear on the dating series in the future as co hosts or independent hosts.
The ladies are still maintaining their contact with the Bachelor Nation and are on good terms with the franchise owners. There is no definite end to their days on the show with ABC. Hence, we can expect them to make a comeback any day soon.
The Click Bait podcast co host, Tayshia Adams, is working to increase her work contacts outside the franchise of Bachelor Nation.
Yet there seems to be a little ongoing feud between the Dancing With the Stars alum and winner, Kaitlyn Bristowe. She is a little more open to revealing the inside details of her role in the Bachelor Nation series and divulged that she and Adams were given the roles of "special guests," as mentioned in the credits of the series.
On the other hand, Jesse Palmer enjoys the status of being called the "host" in the series credits. The mixed-up words seem to be creating a little resentment for the ladies when it comes to hosting future events. In fact, a source also revealed that the ladies were given lesser pay than their male colleagues, on the basis of the difference in their titles.
However, the solo host news is being taken well by the audience and the atmosphere until now has stayed pretty neutral.