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Variety reports:

It’s official: Chris Harrison will never return to “The Bachelor” franchise. Harrison’s departure comes following a media spectacle of a controversy that erupted when the longtime host made racially insensitive comments, defending a contestant from the franchise.

Numerous insiders tell Variety that Harrison wanted to stay with the hit franchise, which he has hosted since it premiered in 2002. Harrison is said to be very passionate about Bachelor Nation, and was hoping to make it work to keep his job.

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