Bachelor US names new host for After the Final Rose episode

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Emmanuel Acho.
Emmanuel Acho.
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For the first time in Bachelor US history, there will be a new host for the After the Final Rose episode of the current season.

Variety reports that Emmanuel Acho will replace Chris Harrison for the episode, which will air in the US on 15 March.

This comes after Chris stepped down from the franchise after he was criticised for comments he made about race.

Season 25 of The Bachelor features the show's first Black lead, Matt James.

READ MORE | Bachelor host Chris Harrison steps aside over racism row

According to the publication, Emmanuel is a former football player, an analyst for Fox Sports, a host of the online series, Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man and a best-selling author.

The 30-year-old said in a statement on Instagram: "It's both an honour and privilege to be hosting After the Final Rose. This is an incredibly pivotal episode on one of the most storied shows in television history."

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