Rachel Lindsay exits ‘Bachelor’ podcast, ends contract with franchise

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She said it, and she meant it.

Former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay is officially leaving her “Bachelor Nation” podcast, effectively ending her relationship with the franchise.

Variety reports that her final episodes of the “Bachelor Happy Hour,” which Lindsay, 36, co-hosts with fellow former “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin, will air as a two-part episode starting tonight, April 27, and concluding May 4, coinciding with the 100th episode of the podcast.

The pair are set to discuss their favorite moments as the show bids Lindsay adieu. A replacement co-host will be announced at a later date.

“We started talking about how much fun it is and the community we started, and we’re here with the 100th episode, and I’m so proud of it and where it’s come,” Lindsay said, according to Variety. “Thank you for riding with me for such a long time. Continue to ride with Becca, support her, and uplift her and this podcast as well.”

The former reality star still hosts Spotify Original Podcast “Higher Learning” with Van Lathan, where the duo discuss the biggest topics in black culture, politics and sports. She is also a correspondent for the entertainment news show “Extra.”

Back in February, Lindsay — who was the first black “Bachelorette” on the hit reality series in 2017 — confronted host Chris Harrison on “Extra” about alleged racist past behavior from contestant Rachael Kirkconnell.

“I saw a picture of her at a sorority party five years ago, and that’s it, boom. This girl is in this book now, and she’s now in this group, and I’m like, really?” Harrison, 49, said defending Kirkconnell, 24.

When Lindsay pointed out that it was an “Old South antebellum party,” Harrison replied, “Is it [not] a good look in 2018, or is it not a good look in 2021?”

Harrison later apologized and stepped away from the show, upsetting several fans. Lindsay soon deleted her Instagram after an onslaught of harassment from Bachelor Nation.

Days later, she shared her plans to part ways with the “Bachelor” brand, citing racist behavior behind the scenes.

“I can’t take it anymore,” Lindsay said on “Higher Learning,” at the time “I’m contractually bound in some ways. But when it’s up, I am too. I can’t do it anymore.”

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