Chris Harrison has announced he's officially leaving the "Bachelor" franchise. He's been the host and producer since it started in 2002. Chris has been on time-out since February, when he defended a contestant's allegedly racist past. He announced his departure in an Instagram post. He said, quote, "While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I've made will last a lifetime." (see the post below) The "Hollywood Reporter" says he's getting a big payday for leaving. (Page Six of the NY Post says it was an ugly split, with Chris threatening to divulge the show's dirty secrets if he didn't) Warner Brothers and ABC said in a joint statement, quote, "We are thankful for [Chris'] many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey." Are you upset that Chris Harrison is out? I'm not a huge fan of the show so it doesn't bother me at all. What about you?