Tuesday night time’s episode of The Bachelorette was the second in a row with out ordinary host Chris Harrison, however he had an excellent cause for lacking a couple of episodes! Former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher returned this week to fill in, since Chris was nonetheless unable to return to the present’s filming bubble after taking a break to assist his son transfer to school.
On final week’s episode, Chris addressed the contestants straight and defined why he was going to be leaving for a bit. “I will step away for a couple of days, and I will take my son to school,” he defined, earlier than introducing everybody to JoJo. Because of the pushed-back filming schedule to accommodate COVID-19 filming delays and restrictions, this season of The Bachelorette was nonetheless filming in August, when Chris’s son Joshua headed off to start out the yr at Texas Christian College, as Harrison shared on Instagram on the time.
In line with some sources, there was a little bit of drama surrounding Chris’s return. Us Weekly reported that Harrison was aggravated that he needed to quarantine after dropping off his son, somewhat than returning on to his internet hosting duties. “The second he acquired again, Chris was instructed he couldn’t set foot again on the set till he went by means of one other 14-day quarantine,” a supply revealed to Us. “The present’s contestants and crew all needed to quarantine on the property for 14 days previous to the cameras rolling. But it surely did not daybreak on Chris he’d need to do it over again if he merely left to take his child to school.”
One other Us supply, nevertheless, revealed that producers determined to rethink requiring Chris to do a full two-week quarantine, as an alternative merely ready for him to have a confirmed destructive COVID-19 check. Nobody from the present has formally confirmed what the timeline was, however Leisure Tonight shared footage of Chris again on set on Aug. 16, solely 5 days after his Instagram submit, so it is fairly clear from there that he did not find yourself having to quarantine for the complete two weeks. Nonetheless, it has been enjoyable to have JoJo as non permanent host, and Chris can be again to assist Tayshia wrap up her journey within the coming weeks!
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