Katie Thurston on main The Bachelorette amid Chris Harrison controversy

Katie Thurston was named as a lead for The Bachelorette’s season 17 throughout a time when the franchise was going by a wierd time. The franchise has been within the information for longtime host Chris Harrison’s exit. The host got here beneath hearth in Matt James’ Bachelor season after he defended the racially insensitive actions of a contestant on the present. Following the incident, Harrison shared a public apology and likewise introduced that he can be stepping away from the franchise for a while.

It was throughout the identical time that Katie was approached to steer for the upcoming season and whereas chatting with The Hollywood Reporter in a current interview, Thurston revealed it wasn’t a straightforward resolution for her to return on board. “You’re all the time going to query if it’s the fitting resolution for you since you are opening your self as much as numerous consideration; consideration that you just won’t need. It’s robust to be on this function,” she stated.

Including additional that it wasn’t an immediate sure, Thurston informed THR, “So in fact it wasn’t an instantaneous sure for me. It was one thing I had to consider over time. I didn’t wish to dwell life with the remorse of not taking this opportunity to fall in love on this very distinctive approach, so I stated sure.”

In Harrison’s absence, Katie has the franchise’s alums, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe to information her by. Revealing how this distinctive expertise is wonderful with the presence of Tayshia and Kaitlyn, Thurston stated, “[Tayshia and Kaitlyn] have recommendation that they may give me that no different lady may. It was nice to have girls supporting girls and have these nice conversations all through the complete course of from begin to end.”