Emmanuel Acho to Host 'After the Final Rose' Special for 'The Bachelor' Season 25
Emmanuel Acho is set to host “The Bachelor’s” upcoming “After the Final Rose” special, stepping in for Chris Harrison, who is on hiatus from the franchise.
The on-air personality and bestselling author announced on Saturday that he will preside over the anticipated one-hour special for Matt James’ landmark 25th season.
“I've accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year,” Emmanuel wrote on Instagram. “It's been a pivotal season and this episode will be one of the most storied shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. See y'all then!”
The former NFL player will sit down with Matt to discuss his season, his final decision, and where he is now, as well as cover current events happening within Bachelor Nation. Additionally, Emmanuel will chat with Matt’s final three women: Bri Springs, Michelle Young, and Rachael Kirkconnell.
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Emmanuel’s announcement was met with a flood of positive feedback from notable “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alums.
“Congrats!” Nick Viall enthused, while Ali Fedotowsky commented, “Love this so so so much.”
Meanwhile, the reigning Bachelor himself expressed his enthusiasm at getting to talk one-on-one with Emmanuel. “Looking forward to it,” wrote Matt.
Emmanuel — who has a master's degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Texas — hosts the popular YouTube show “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” His groundbreaking online series to drive meaningful dialogue around racial ignorance and insensitivity launched in June 2020 with more than 80 million views to date. The multihyphenate also serves as a Fox Sports analyst and co-hosts FS1’s “Speak for Yourself.”
The “Bachelor: After the Final Rose” special will air Monday, March 15, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, immediately following the finale of “The Bachelor,” airing at 8 p.m. ET.