I think it's fair to say that every week for the last, I don't know a month or so, something that happens off-screen has completely overtaken what is happening on screen with the "Single." I mean, with the internet frenzy over the weekend in regards to a new announcement from the ATFR host and Taylor Nolan's tweets that surfaced on Sunday, sitting down to watch the women on the WTA last night was, ummmm, an afterthought. There isn't much to cover there, although I have some thoughts on what we saw last night. But there's so much more to come before that, as I know many of you are certainly in awe of what you saw come to light last weekend. I also. We'll get to that in a moment. Remember last week I said that it was really weird that the show had promoted the WTA and then said "in 2 weeks" essentially before showing clips for the rest of the season? Well now it has been confirmed that they are on normal hours as I suspected. Next week is the overnight dates, and then the following Monday the 15th is the 2 hour end, followed by a 1 hour ATFR. Or maybe the finale is 90 minutes and the ATFR is 90 minutes, since I think they probably need more than an hour to go over everything. In any case, the general final is on the 15th.
On Saturday, it was announced that Emmanuel Acho, co-host of the FS1 daily show "Speak for Yourself" and author of "Awkward Conversations with a Black Man" (which is now also a YouTube series), has been named Chris Harrison's replacement for the ATFR. This is a guy Rachel Lindsay suggested last week when asked if she would perform, and according to Emmanuel, she has been asked twice in the past to participate in the "Bachelorette," but I reject it. So this can be a man who's been on the present's radar for some time and it's no shock that he's been made the host of ATFR. I believe this was a superb selection. Being the faculty soccer nerd that I’m, I've been watching Emmanuel for years on ESPN after which now on FS1. Nice hiring for this place and I believe he’ll do very nicely. I simply hope they let him be him and don't attempt to overpower him an excessive amount of.
Right here was his announcement on IG on Saturday, the place he included 5 info about himself:
As I reported over the weekend as soon as the announcement was made, the ATFR was able to movie yesterday. Nonetheless, since Emmanuel was not confirmed because the host till Saturday, and as you noticed from his IG tales, he was filming a business over the weekend unrelated to "Bachelorette," filming for ATFR was delayed till this Friday. I don't keep in mind precisely what season it was, however I need to say that it has been no less than 10 years or so (presumably 20 seasons or so) for the reason that ATFR was filmed upfront. Normally the ultimate evening is stay, the place Chris Harrison is with the studio viewers out and in of business breaks, speaking concerning the present, then they go straight to the ATFR as soon as the ultimate rose ceremony occurs. Possibly they’ll nonetheless try this with Emmanuel, however know that it’s going to have already been recorded, and that occurs this Friday.
The subsequent query is what’s going to occur on the ATFR. Sooo many questions, because the rumors are circulating within the tabloids and what not. I'm nonetheless attempting to resolve issues, however what I reported a few weeks in the past remains to be true. Matt and Rachael are separated, there will probably be no reconciliation at ATFR, nor will something occur with Bri or Michelle. Matt appears content material to be leaving this as a single man and albeit, he appears to be carried out with this franchise. I can't say that I'm shocked in any respect. Nonetheless, I’m Actually curious to see what he says sitting on a sofa subsequent to the woman he simply broke up with lower than 2 weeks in the past. What was your reasoning? What is going to Rachael's response be? I do know she didn't need the breakup to occur, so what mindset will she be in? Will Matt say one thing completely different on TV than he stated to her throughout the breakup? I'm undecided the place that is all going, nevertheless it certain will probably be very attention-grabbing.
Many individuals have expressed their enthusiasm or perspective of "Who the hell is that this man?" In the direction of this advert. Simply since you don't know who Emmanuel is doesn't imply you're not certified to host. Like I stated, I believe he's a superb worker and I'm wanting ahead to seeing how this man handles himself doing this for the primary time. You realize the reply I discover humorous is? "I'm not seeking to see if Chris Harrison is the host! I'm carried out!" Okay. 1) No person cares and a pair of) You do notice that that is probably the most watched episode of the season, proper? So that you're telling me you'll tune in to observe the finale, you'll see Matt decide Rachael on the finish, and whether or not the spoilers or not, you're NOT sticking round for the ATFR to see them collectively for the primary time. time and see what occurs as a result of… Chris just isn’t a number? Actually not. I say this each season, and I'll say it once more: No. One. He worries. Your. It’s not like this. Going. A. Clock. By no means extra. Not a single soul. And the extra you retain telling us that you just're not going to see, the extra I believe so.