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Chris Harrison announced that he will be leaving the bachelor franchise following a racial controversy, where he defended a contestant for going to a party that celebrates Antebellum South.
Later on in an interview, he said he understood why doing so was wrong, and is getting the help of a race educator and strategist, and that he completely owns up to his mistake.
Harrison has hosted the franchise for almost 20 years, and now that he has left, the show’s viewing numbers have fallen. In January the show had 5.2 million viewers with 1.3 million in the key demo, which is between the ages 25-54. After the announcement, however, the numbers fell to 3.77 million with 1.3 million in the key demographic.
Chris Harrison now demands $25 million for leaving the franchise, saying he can reveal information on what happens behind the scenes, which could potentially destroy the reputation of the show.