Tayshia, Joe & Natasha Share Their Thoughts on Emmanuel Acho Hosting 'After the Final Rose' for 'The Bachelor' Season 25
On the latest episode of “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation,” co-hosts Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile, and Natasha Parker shared their thoughts on Emmanuel Acho hosting “The Bachelor’s” upcoming “After the Final Rose” special, stepping in for Chris Harrison.
(Chris is currently on hiatus from the franchise following his “Extra” interview with Rachel Lindsay in February.)
“He is definitely the man for the job,” Tayshia said of Emmanuel, noting the impact of his bestselling book, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” and its accompanying YouTube series.
“This season, this past year, a lot of things that we’ve been going through have been having uncomfortable conversations with the ones that we love, the ones that we see on television, with our peers,” added the Season 16 Bachelorette, who made history as the first biracial woman to lead the series in 2020. “So, I think that this is heading in the right direction.”
Tayshia went on to say that she believes Emmanuel will make an excellent leader within Bachelor Nation.
“Since we are trying to progress within our franchise, specifically, he’s a really good person to have also be another leader in that. I love that it’s someone who’s not from the franchise,” she said. “I love that it’s someone who is very well versed in these kinds of conversations and can really tweak our perspective in a different way, make our head tilt and go, ‘Wow, I never thought about it that way.’ I think it’s going to be a really good, impactful change.”
Joe agreed. “I listened to him talk a few times. I think he is very charismatic,” the Sundays with Joe pasta sauce founder enthused. “I think [Emmanuel’s] a lot of fun. I think he’s going to bring a lot of fun to the table and I also think he’s somebody that can have hard conversations with it still being light. He makes you feel comfortable… He’s very logical, so I’m excited. I’m excited to see how he’s going to host it.”
Meanwhile, Natasha is looking forward to watching Emmanuel talk one-on-one with contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who apologized in February for past racist actions that came to light shortly after “The Bachelor” Season 25 premiered.
“I’m so happy that Acho is going to be doing this because I think he will probably have a really great conversation with Rachael as well,” Natasha said. “I’m excited.”
Emmanuel announced on Saturday that he will preside over the anticipated one-hour “AFR” special for Matt James’ landmark 25th season of “The Bachelor.”
“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: Rachael Kirkconnell, Bri Springs, and Michelle Young.
“The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” airs Monday, March 15, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, immediately following the finale of “The Bachelor,” airing at 8 p.m. ET.
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