29 September (WNN) — the former Single Star Jesse Palmer will host season 26 of the ABC dating reality series.
Producers confirmed on Instagram Tuesday that Palmer, 42, will be hosting the new season after Chris Harrison’s departure.
“Welcome back, @jessepalmer! Jesse Palmer will be hosting the upcoming season of #TheBachelor,” the post read.
Palmer, a former professional football player who starred in the Bachelor Season 5 expressed its excitement in the comments.
He wrote, “I am so excited!!! Feeling so humbled and grateful for this incredible opportunity.” “Can’t wait to start!!!!”
Palmer also shared a picture of herself outside Single mansion
“Bachelor Nation- I couldn’t be more thrilled to be home with my @bachelorabc family! Word on the street is it’s so amazing here!” He has written.
Harrison, longtime host Single The franchise left the series permanently in June. He stepped away from the franchise in February after “speaking in a way that perpetuates racism” in an interview with East Bachelorette Star Rachel Lindsay.
Former Bachelorette stars Tasia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristow will host The Bachelorette Season 18 starring Michelle Young, which premieres October 18 on ABC.