Comedian David Spade has reportedly replaced Chris Harrison as the host of hit U.S. dating show Bachelor in Paradise.
Harrison stepped down from the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises amid a race row in February, but left it unclear whether he'd be back for the summer spin-off.
Now, according to Page Six, Spade, a Bachelor superfan, will host the upcoming season of the show.
"The producers want to put some fun in the show," an insider tells the outlet. "They think it's become too serious."
It remains unclear if Harrison will return to host The Bachelor after attacking former contestant Rachel Lindsay when she took issue with then-show favorite Rachael Kirkconnell attending an antebellum-themed fraternity formal in 2018.
Harrison defended Rachael, stating, "We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion.
"Because I have seen some stuff online – this judge, jury, executioner thing – where people are just tearing this girl's life apart and diving into, like, her parents' voting record. It's unbelievably alarming to watch this."
He then said the "woke police" had come for Kirkconnell.
He later apologized for his comments, stating: "While I do not speak for Rachael Kirkconnell, my intentions were simply to ask for grace in offering her an opportunity to speak on her own behalf. What I now realize I have done is cause harm by wrongly speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism, and for that I am so deeply sorry."