How Bachelor Nation Really Feels About Jesse Palmer Being Named Host

"The Bachelor" franchise finally has a brand new host. ABC has officially announced that former "Bachelor" star Jesse Palmer will take over the reins from Chris Harrison, who served as host of the show and several of its spin-offs for decades (via Variety). After Harrison stepped away from his hosting gig, former "Bachelorette" stars Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe stepped in to host two seasons of "The Bachelorette," while celebrity guest hosts such as Lance Bass and David Spade took over hosting duties on "Paradise."

Last month, Palmer shared the big news that he would be hosting the upcoming season of "The Bachelor," which will star Clayton Echard, a contestant who will appear on Michelle Young's upcoming season of "The Bachelorette." Palmer announced the news on social media. "Bachelor Nation — I couldn't be more thrilled to be home with my @bachelorabc family!" he captioned a snap of the iconic "Bachelor" mansion (via Instagram). "Word on the street is it's pretty AMAZING around here."

In addition, Palmer told Us that, "For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own. Falling in love is one of life's greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey." 

Now, Bachelor nation is reacting to the news.

Jesse Palmer gets mixed reactions as new Bachelor host

Former stars of "The Bachelor" franchise immediately began to react when they heard the news that Jesse Palmer had been named the new host of the show, per Us. Reality stars such as Ben Higgins, Ali Fedotowsky, Hannah Ann Sluss, Chase McNary, and Caila Quinn all reacted happily and wished Palmer the best. Meanwhile, the viewers also had plenty to say about Palmer's new hosting gig.

"Jesse Palmer for host of #TheBachelor is the perfect choice IMO," one enthusiastic fan tweeted. "He's related to the franchise (was the Bachelor in 2004), but he's kept a healthy distance from it and has done other professional TV hosting gigs, like ABC's Ultimate Surfer, which was probably a test run) for the network. And if you've ever seen him on the Food Network with Holiday Baking Championship, you know he's really good at hosting — he has a nice presence and isn't afraid to make fun of himself." Another fan simply wrote, "This is going to be fun."

Other fans were a bit more skeptical of the decision. "Choosing Jesse Palmer — a former lead from FIFTEEN years ago and basically a beefed up version of Chris Harrison — to host the new season of #TheBachelor ????" a third person said. "Jesse Palmer over Wells Adams...nobody talk to me while I grieve this loss #thebachelor," another tweeted. It seems that Palmer may have to prove himself a bit, but most fans are ready to see what he's got.