Tuesday evening episode of The Bachelorette was the second in a row without the usual host Chris Harrison, but he had a very good reason to miss a few episodes! Former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher returned to fill out this week as Chris still couldn’t return to the show’s movie bubble after a hiatus to help his son with the college move.
Last week’s episode, Chris spoke directly to attendees and explained why he would be leaving for a while. “I’m going to step down for a few days and take my son to college,” he explained before introducing everyone to JoJo. Due to the postponed filming schedule for COVID-19 filming delays and restrictions this season of The Bachelorette was still shooting in August when Chris’ son Joshua set out to start the year at Texas Christian University, as Harrison shared on Instagram at the time.
According to some sources, there was a bit of drama about Chris’s return. Us weekly reported that Harrison was upset that he had to be quarantined after handing over his son instead of going straight back to his hosting duties. “The moment he got back, Chris was told he couldn’t re-enter the set until he went through another 14-day quarantine,” a source said Us. “The show’s attendees and crew had to quarantine themselves on the property for 14 days before the cameras rolled. But Chris didn’t realize he’d have to do it all over again if he just went to take his kid to college bring to . ”
Another Us However, the source revealed that manufacturers decided to reconsider Chris’s commitment to a two-week quarantine and instead simply wait for him to receive a confirmed negative COVID-19 test. Nobody from the show has officially confirmed what the timeline was, however Entertainment tonight He shared pictures of Chris on set again on August 16, just five days after his Instagram post. From then on, it’s pretty clear he didn’t have to be quarantined for the entire two weeks. Still, it was fun having JoJo as a temporary host and Chris will be back to help Tayshia complete her trip in the weeks to come!