Despite the shake-up from Chris Harrison’s exit as the franchise’s longtime host, Bachelor Nation is steadily moving into less turbulent waters. Alums Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will be taking over as hosts for the back-to-back seasons of The Bachelorette this year, and they haven’t been shy about being pretty darn excited. Adams’ fiancée has also shared some of his thoughts on her hosting duties for this season – and it sounds like things might be dramatic…
Tayshia Adams first met soon-to-be husband Zac Clark during her season on The Bachelorette last year. Things were tricky for a moment – what with Clare Crowley bowing out early to be with Dale Moss. Adams took over as the leading woman, and things turned out fine, with Adams and Clark still currently in the planning stages for their upcoming nuptials. Now, Clark has taken on the duty of gassing up his fiancée’s hosting duties ahead of Season 17 of The Bachelorette. Here’s what he said to People:
Tayshia is obviously a talented person, and very good at what she does, whether it's leading a show or cooking at home. I don't think Bachelor Nation needs any more help getting more excited than they already are about the upcoming season but, I will say … get your popcorn ready.
Zac Clark is right, Bachelor Nation doesn’t need much more news or hints to be buzzing about the future of the franchise. Fans are already speculating on their own time about how Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will fare as co-hosts on The Bachelorette. It's likely the task won’t prove too difficult, short of any drama, as the host doesn’t usually have much of a presence beyond moving things along. But maybe with all these dramatic changes, ABC will continue mixing things up even further and somehow make it new and refreshing post-Chris Harrison’s exit.
The racism controversy at the center of the past season of The Bachelor saw to not only Chris Harrison’s fall from grace but also the unpredictable nature of future seasons. Bachelor in Paradise will officially go ahead with Season 7, but reports indicate that many past contestants are supposedly fearful of the Bachelor Nation spotlight now, enough to prevent some from getting on board. When asked about Bachelor in Paradise, Zac Clark only had similar speculations:
I actually don't know what goes on on that show. But there's a certain level of intrigue in seeing some guys from Tayshia's season, and it'll be funny to watch them get back on the field.
As for Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark, plans are still in motion to complete their fairytale ending. Adams has already moved to New York to live with Clark, but he said there isn’t a wedding date set as of yet. He told Us Weekly recently that the two will likely not televise their wedding as other Bachelor Nation newlyweds have. It’s too bad, because Bachelor Nation surely needs more good news to look forward to.