Following Chris Harrison’s departure as host of the “Bachelor” franchise, a number of celebrities have been announced to guest-host “Bachelor in Paradise” this summer. Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass and Lil Jon will join the previously announced David Spade as rotating guest-hosts in Mexico. Each star will serve as host throughout the summer and help previous “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants find love on one of summer’s hottest reality shows. “Bachelorette” alum Wells Adams will be returning to “BIP” along with his fiancé, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland. All four celebrities are said to be temporary hosts for the franchise.

No formal announcement has been made on who will replace Harrison for forthcoming seasons of the hit reality dating series. Currently, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are filling in as “mentors” for season 17 “Bachelorette”, Katie Thurston. The 49-year-old Harrison announced that he was exiting the show on Tuesday, writing on Instagram in part: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.”  Harrison’s departure comes months after defending controversial contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive past.

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