Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho to host ‘the Bachelor’

Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho to host 'the Bachelor'

Emmanuel Acho, former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst, has accepted the rose and will host “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” next month.

Acho will host the postseason episode which airs on ABC on March 15 at 10 p.m. ET. It follows the show’s season finale starring bachelor Matt James, the first black man to play in the franchise. He played wide receiver for Wake Forest from 2011-14 and participated in the Carolina Panthers rookie minicamp in 2015.

Acho will host the post-final show

Acho, 30, takes over from Chris Harrison, host of longtime ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, which is at the center of controversy for defending a race-insensitive social media post by a candidate. Harrison announced a few weeks ago that he would be “stepping down for a period of time” and not hosting the episode special after the season finale.

THIS IS OFFICIAL: I accepted the Rose and am honored to host the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year.

It has been a pivotal season and this episode will be one of the richest shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. So do you all see! 🌹 ❤️

– Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) February 27, 2021

“It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be one of the most told-to-talk shows in television history,” Acho wrote on his social media accounts. “Empathy is needed and change is coming. Share it news! I’ll see you then!

Acho is the author of the bestseller 2020,…

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