13 March.Los Angeles, CA, USA
This marks the first time that Harrison will not host the show ever since it started in 2002. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@chrisbharrison)

  • Chris Harrison said in February that he would be "stepping aside for a period of time"
  • Harrison has assured viewers that he is not stepping aside permanently
  • He was criticised for defending contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's past racially insensitive behaviour