Meet the not-so-new child on the block! Jesse Palmer was introduced because the host of The Bachelor season 26, and longtime viewers may bear in mind the athlete.
Palmer, 42, was the Bachelor in 2004, and his arrival marked new territory for the present. He was the primary ever skilled athlete to search for love on the ABC actuality present, and he was the primary non-American Bachelor.
Though he and winner Jessica Bowlin weren’t a match made in heaven, Palmer has a well-known rose ceremony second in Bachelor historical past due to his dangerous reminiscence. The Canadian, who was 24 on the time, gave a rose to Katie Gehart earlier than he stepped away to converse to then-host Chris Harrison. He revealed that he combined up names and truly meant to give the rose to Karen Lindsay. While he mounted the blunder, he requested Gehart to keep as effectively moderately than sending her residence.
Harrison formally exited The Bachelor in June after his controversial protection of Rachael Kirkconnell’s previous racial insensitivity. He acquired an eight-figure payout amid his departure.
As his alternative, Palmer will get the prospect to assist Clayton Echard — the suitor from Michelle Young‘s upcoming Bachelorette season who Us Weekly confirmed is the brand new Bachelor earlier this month — via robust spots related to those he confronted greater than 15 years in the past. The soccer participant expressed his pleasure to fill the position when he was introduced as host on Tuesday, September 28.
(*5*) Palmer stated in a press release to Us. “Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey.”
The TV persona credit The Bachelor together with his post-NFL career, however he actually hadn’t realized just how many opportunities the seek for love would give him.
“The show put me in front of a completely different audience and demographic,” he instructed Resident of their March 2020 cover story. “I was 24 years old at the time and thought it was this cool life experience. I did it in the off-season in Los Angeles. I was very naïve to the doors that it would open down the road.”
The former Bachelor defined that he “really had no idea what I was stepping into but it ended up being a great experience and it would benefit me later on in life. All I can say is that it was wild and crazy! This really led to new opportunities, including with the Food Network and then Good Morning America, which introduced me to a totally new demographic all over again. My television career has really been evolving due to my being able to do a variety of different things.”
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