Chris Harrison has broken his silence following news that Bachelor in Paradise has halted production. The long-time host of the franchise released a statement to Good Morning America on Tuesday (June 13), in which he addressed rumours around the suspension of the beloved series and apologized to fans.
“We’re sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon,” he wrote, adding that he will try to keep everyone informed as much as he can.
He went on to explain that the producers on the show decided to suspend filming to keep the cast and crew safe and “an investigation into the situation was started immediately” after everyone was flown out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. "Warner Bros. is handling the details of that investigation. They're moving quickly to gather all the facts, and once that's done, a clear, concise decision can be made about where we go from here,” he said.
Chris also advised Bachelor fans to not jump to any conclusions or engage in any speculation. “There are a lot of competing details in the various press accounts of the incident. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there too. We urge everyone to be patient until the investigation is complete. I know in this day and age we want — and even expect — immediate answers, but in this case, it’s just not possible,” the host stated.
The hit ABC show’s fourth season announced on Monday (June 12) that they were ending production indefinitely due to “allegations of misconduct.”