Bachelor Nation Responds to Chris Harrison News: Will He Be Missed?

Chris Harrison is moving on.

The long-time Bachelor and Bachelorette host will NOT return to these beloved programs, not after he mishandled a race-based scandal this winter involving former contestant Rachael Kirkconnell.

He will reportedly receive $50 million for walking away, provided he signs a non-disclosure agreement.

So while some viewers may be sad to see Harrison go, the guy is making out just fine.

He's likely guffawing all the way to the bank.

As for how those who have worked closely with Harrison feel about his departure?

We've collected their tributes and their reactions to his departure below.

1. Fare Thee Well!

Chris harrison on a set
"I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter," Harrison wrote on Tuesday, June 8 afternoon via Instagram. "I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime."

2. How is Bachelor Nation Responding to the News?

Chris with a rose
Arie Luyendyk Jr. wrote on social media, "Love you brotha. On to bigger and better things," while other reacted to this bombshell as follows...

3. Ashley Iaconetti

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"It will never be the same. Truly the end of an era. Thank you for all the years of hard work and love you put into the show. I have a lump in my throat writing this. Can't wait to see your next move. I love you."

4. Becca Kufrin

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"Wishing you the best in your next chapters, Chris. So much love.

5. Catherine Giudici

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"Love you @chrisharrison you have a lot to be proud about. Can't wait to support you in your next endeavors."

6. Chris Bukowski

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"Thanks for all the memories Chris. For me you were always a familiar and comforting presence over my last 10 years of being part of this franchise. Thanks for being a friend and I’m looking forward to seeing what you do next."
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