Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts are being considered as replacements for Chris Harrison on “The Bachelor,” The Sun may reveal.
Michael will bring “a level of stability” to “The Bachelor,” said a source, as he looks to replace the troubled Chris, while Robin “would be a great option to bring some seriousness and seriousness.”
Amid the ongoing backlash to the racism scandal, Chris has been “frozen” from conversations on ABC as they discuss who should replace the longtime host.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, a “Bachelor” insider admitted that Michael is being considered as Chris’ replacement, with sources claiming the “Good Morning America” host is “the right mix of news and entertainment” for cope with the role. overseeing the ABC series.
OKAY! He originally broke the news of Michael’s possible new job, but the source explained that there are issues that should be resolved in order for him to get the role full-time.
The Sun understands that ABC executives want to make sure they have the right message and provide a level of stability to the replacement of Chris, who may not return next season.
Insiders said that while his position as executive producer is secure, there is a “time to wait before knowing if Chris can return to the screen.”
Michael, if hired, would oversee Matt James’s “After the Final Rose” special and the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”
Decisions will be made in the next few days, the sources said, adding that Michael’s reserve “would need some complicated negotiations” given his commitments to Fox and GMA’s role in New York.
“The Bachelor” usually shoots in Los Angeles, although due to the pandemic, in recent seasons it has been filmed in resorts in Palm Springs and North Carolina.
The Sun previously revealed that since the show has been under fire for its controversies around race, people of color are hired “at all levels” to add diversity behind the scenes.
With Chris, 49, standing on the chopping board as the backlash continues for his comments, one source says it’s a question of “when, not if” Chris will get the jump start.
The source exclusively told The Sun: “It is only a matter of time before an announcement is made that Chris will not be returning.
“At this point it is not if, it is when. There is still talk of keeping him as an executive producer.
“But unless Chris somehow changes this, his role on camera will be over.”
Fans have called for him to say goodbye to Chris after making a series of “unacceptable” comments while chatting with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay, the first black female lead in the show’s history.
Chris asked fans to show “compassion” for 24-year-old Rachael Kirkconnell after resurfaced photos showed her attending a party on an “Old South” plantation with deep ties to the Confederacy in 2018.
Matt James’ favorite was also accused of liking controversial social media posts that include the Confederate flag and pro-Trump “MAGA” content.
The Sun has reached out to representatives for Michael and Robin for comment.