Chris Harrison has collected his last rose.

Simply hours after reviews surfaced claiming the longtime host can be departing the Bachelor franchise, Harrison took to social media to personally affirm the information. “I’ve had a very unbelievable run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I am excited to start out a brand new chapter,” he wrote on Instagram June 8. “I am so grateful to Bachelor Nation for the entire reminiscences we have made collectively. Whereas my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime.”

Warner Horizon and ABC Leisure, the businesses behind the franchise, additionally launched a joint assertion on his journey concluding. “Chris Harrison is stepping apart as host of The Bachelor franchise,” the message learn. “We’re grateful for his many contributions over the previous 20 years and want him all the perfect on his new journey.”

Previous to this announcement, Harrison had been on temporary leave following the controversial feedback he made in protection of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who got here beneath hearth after photographs surfaced of her at a 2018 antebellum plantation themed fraternity occasion.