Acho, the host of the YouTube series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” announced on Saturday that he will host the one-hour special for the 25th season.
“I accepted the Rose and am honored to host the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year,” Acho tweeted
. “It has been a pivotal season and this episode will be one of the most memorable shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. See you soon!”
Harrison announced on February 13 that he was “stepping down” from the show “for a period of time” after defending a current season favorite who has come under scrutiny for photos of his social media past. .
Harrison apologized after speaking on behalf of Rachael Kirkconnell, a candidate who was reportedly pictured at a formal pre-war plantation-themed fraternity in 2018.
It’s unclear how long Harrison will retire.
This is the 25th season of ABC’s hugely popular reality TV franchise and the first in which ABC has chosen a black man, Matt James, as the star of the show.
During the episode, Acho “will sit down with bachelor Matt James to discuss his season, his final decision and where he is now, as well as to cover franchise news,” ABC said in A press release.
The on-air personality and bestselling author will also speak to the final three women of the season: Kirkconnell, Michelle Young and Bri Springs.
The special episode will air on Monday, March 15, immediately following the season finale of “The Bachelor.”