CHRIS Harrison shocked Bachelor fans around the world when he revealed he would leaving the popular ABC franchise.
But as he steps down as host, it looks like he is set to receive a BIG settlement from the network.
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Chris Harrison has quit the Bachelor franchise[/caption]
How much did Chris Harrison get for leaving the Bachelor? 2
The Sun exclusively, how according to sources, revealed how Chris will rake in “about $20 million” in his exit package from the show.
This amount will nearly “double” his net worth, claim insiders.
While his salary has never been officially confirmed, it’s been reported he earned around $8 MILLION per season of the ABC franchise.
The large lump sum will nearly DOUBLE Chris’ net worth, which is reported to be around $25 million.
The longtime host of the franchise earned the hefty number after his racism scandal[/caption]
Why did Chris Harrison leave?
On June 8, 2021, Chris confirmed her was leaving the show to “start a new chapter” after he was accused of “racist” remarks.
The host was ousted from the show after he defended Rachael Kirkconnell attending an Antebellum ball while in college.
Chris has been the longtime face of the franchise, hosting Bachelor and all its spinoffs[/caption]
Along with a picture of him during a reunion show, he wrote: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.
“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.”
The TV personality also helmed the After The Final Rose live specials[/caption]
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What is Chris Harrison doing now?
Chris been the only host of the entire series since the show first premiered in 2002.
It is not known what he will do next, but with “$20million” burning a whole in his pocket, we doubt he’ll be bored.
Reps for Chris and ABC did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment on his departure from the show.