Bachelor Nation, take a seat if you’re not already sitting and grab your popcorn because the news has officially broken. The long time Bachelor host, Chris Harrison, has announced his indefinite exit from the franchise hours after season 17 of The Bachelorette debuted. Prior to this announcement, rumors surfaced that Harrison’s temporary leave would become permanent when celebs such as David Spade and Lance Bass were confirmed to be guests hosts on the franchise’s spin-off Bachelor in Paradise. So yes, we have reached the end of an era, however, the show must go-on. And believe it will! But for now, let’s unpack the story behind Harrison’s exit and how Bachelor Nation is reacting.