The Bachelorette: JoJo Fletcher to Fill in For Quarantining Chris Harrison

More drama for dating competition The Bachelorette, which won’t hit the ABC airwaves until the fall. Former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher will replace Chris Harrison as host for two weeks.

Chris Harrison must quarantine after dropping son off at college

According to an US Weekly source, Harrison was unable to return to set at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California, after he dropped his son, Joshua, off at college in Texas.

“The moment he got back, Chris was told he could not set foot back on the set until he went through another 14-day quarantine,” the source told US. “The show’s contestants and crew all had to quarantine on the property for 14 days prior to the camera’s rolling. But it didn’t dawn on Chris he’d have to do it all over again if he simply left to take his kid to college.”


The producers then called in JoJo to take over for Harrison for 14 days. “He will be back in time for the last few shows,” the source notes.

Harrison  shared photos from Texas Christian University on Tuesday, August 11, via Instagram.

“Just like that he’s gone. Thought dropping the big man off at college @texaschristianuniversity today was going to crush me but all I could feel is pride and excitement,” he wrote. “Especially now, so grateful that they have this opportunity. Now go take on the world and have the time of your life my boy.”

No Ordinary Season of the Bachelorette

JoJo helmed The Bachelorette season 12 in 2016. She accepted a proposal from Jordan Rodgers on the finale. A very ordinary end to a show from The Bachelor franchise. A thing that hardly seems to happen anymore. What’s more, the two are still together, and would have wed in June, but for coronavirus complications.

As Bachelor Nation has learned, this season of The Bachelorette has been anything but ordinary. It was postponed on the day the show was scheduled to go into production because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, after securing the California resort, the show began filming earlier this summer.

But soon, rumblings on the set indicated trouble. Reportedly, star Clare Crawley met suitor Dale Moss and fell in love so fast, she decided to stop filming. ABC then brought in Bachelor 23 contestant Tayshia Adams to replace her. The show will follow the journeys of both Bachelorettes to “love and happiness” during the course of the Bachelorette season, according to sources.


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