Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts are each being thought of as replacements for Chris Harrison on “The Bachelor,” The Solar can reveal.
Michael will deliver “a stage of stability” to “The Bachelor,” a supply stated, as he’s eyed to exchange troubled Chris, whereas Robin “can be a superb option to deliver some gravitas and seriousness.”
Amid the continued backlash to the racism scandal, Chris has been “iced out” of talks at ABC as they focus on who ought to substitute the long-time host.
Talking completely to The Solar, a “Bachelor” insider admitted that Michael is being thought of because the alternative for Chris, with sources claiming that the “Good Morning America” host is “the correct mix of stories and present enterprise” to cope with the function of overseeing the ABC sequence.
OK! initially broke the information of Michael’s potential new gig, however the insider defined there are points that may have to be ironed out for him to land the function full time.
The Solar understands ABC executives need to ensure that they’ve the proper message and produce a stage of stability to the alternative for Chris, who could not return for the following season.
Insiders stated whereas his place as govt producer is protected, there’s a “time to attend earlier than understanding whether or not Chris can come again onscreen.”
Michael, if he obtained booked, would oversee Matt James’ “After the Ultimate Rose” particular, and the following season of “The Bachelorette.”
Selections might be made within the subsequent few days, sources stated, including Michael’s reserving would “want some difficult negotiations” given his Fox commitments and GMA function in New York.
“The Bachelor” normally movies round Los Angeles, though as a result of pandemic, it has in current seasons filmed at resorts in Palm Springs and North Carolina.
The Solar beforehand revealed that for the reason that present has remained under fire for its controversies surrounding race, folks of coloration are being employed “in any respect ranges” to add diversity behind the scenes.
The insider completely instructed The Solar: “It’s solely a matter of time earlier than an announcement is made that Chris isn’t returning.
“At this level it’s not if, it’s when. There are nonetheless talks of retaining him as an govt producer.
“However except Chris one way or the other turns this round, his function on-camera is completed.”
Followers have known as for Chris to be fired after making a sequence of “unacceptable” comments whereas chatting with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay – the first Black lead within the present’s historical past.
Chris requested followers to indicate “compassion” for Rachael Kirkconnell, 24, after resurfaced photos confirmed her attending an “Old South” plantation party with deep ties to the Confederacy in 2018.
The Matt James frontrunner was additionally accused of liking controversial social media posts that embrace the Accomplice flag and pro-Trump “MAGA” content material.
The Solar has contacted reps for Michael and Robin for remark.