Mike Johnson Reveals His Thoughts on Chris Harrison's Exit from The Bachelor Franchise

Change generally is a good factor.

This was former Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson‘s stance whereas discussing Chris Harrison‘s exit from The Bachelor franchise. Still, the TV persona wasn’t fast to jot down off the longtime Bachelor Nation host.

“Chris Harrison, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, he lives in Austin, I live in Austin. Let’s go have a barbecue,” he shared on the June 8 episode of E! News’ Daily Pop. “I think that for the people saying, ‘I won’t watch the show because of this or that reason,’ like, change can be a good thing. The young man was there for 19 years, he did a great job.”

Yet, Mike made it clear that it was time to look to the long run as he added, “Let’s keep it moving.”

For those that might’ve missed it, after 19 years of internet hosting The Bachelor and its spinoff exhibits, Chris revealed on June 8 that he was permanently stepping down from his role. This announcement got here after Chris had already stepped other than Bachelor Nation following his protection of Matt James‘last rose recipient, Rachael Kirkconnell. Rachael was met with controversy throughout season 25 when photographs from 2018 surfaced of her attending a plantation-themed get together.