Ahead of the Jan. 9 出道 The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever with Chris Harrison, the host is revealing he he did not decide to release the podcast without some trepidation and serious thought given how his two decades as host of 光棍, 单身女郎 和 Bachelorette in Paradise 结束.
“I have not spoken publicly for two years about this and I have a lot of thoughts,” 哈里森, 51, says in a trailer for the show posted on Monday. He admits he’s “a little nervous,” 添加, “I think about this every day, truly every day of my life I think about this, and what I want to say.”
他继续, “It’s heavy it’s really heavy, we’ll see how it goes. We may scrap this whole thing to be honest, 我不知道 … I think it’ll be cathartic. I’m looking forward to getting this off my shoulders and repairing this, 向前进, letting everybody hear from me. So are we ready?”
The new podcast is part of a number of shows he will executive produce, alongside fiancée Lauren Zima and their Next Chapter Productions for iHeartPodcasts, 根据新闻稿.
In Harrison’s new venture, he promises to “open up like never before,” and dig into “all things relationships” each week, using his previous dating show expertise to offer advice on navigating love, 损失, dating and even marriage.
Harrison’s June 2021 departure from the hit franchise was not without its own bit of navigating.
The news came months after a controversy in which former contestant Rachel Lindsay — the franchise’s first Black Bachelorette — called him out for defending another former cast member’s past racist behavior.
Lindsay spoke out against Harrison after he seemingly defended contestant 瑞秋·柯克康奈尔 期间 14-minute, unedited interview with Lindsay on 额外的 for past social media posts in which she dressed in Native American attire as a costume and attended an Antebellum plantation-themed ball. 她后来 apologized.
In a statement at the time, Harrison apologized for “wrongly speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism.”
In confirming news of his departure four months later, Harrison alluded to future endeavors.
“I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of 光棍 franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. “I’m so grateful to 学士 Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
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iHeartPodcasts’ The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever with Chris Harrison debuts Jan. 9 everywhere podcasts are available.