This season of The single person was jam-packed with drama – both on and off the screen. When fans of the show discovered photos of Rachael Kirkconnell attending a pre-war plantation-themed party in 2018, host Chris Harrison dismissed the allegations in a shocking and disappointing interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Days later, Harrison announced that he would be retiring from the franchise temporarily, although the entire season was primarily filmed. All that remained was to shoot the traditional post-final special, After the Final Rose.
ABC has announced that the episode will be hosted by former Cleveland Browns linebacker and writer Emmanuel Acho – here’s everything you need to know about the man who is more than equipped to handle the conversation who The single person avoided for years.
He has a multi-faceted career in sports and television.
Acho, 30, began his football career at the University of Texas, where he played 48 games throughout his four years. He graduated in Sports Management in December 2011, set his sights on the NFL, and was quickly drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2012. (Acho also returned to school five years after graduation for a Masters in Sports Psychology from UT. Austin.) He was linebacker until 2015, playing for the Browns and was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants practice team .
After Aco’s footballing career officially ended after three years, he accepted a job in 2016 as a sports analyst for the Longhorn Network, which set him up for his subsequent success on television. Soon he began appearing on ESPN2’s college football lineup, became one of four “Cover Four” hosts on the Dallas Cowboys website, and appeared on the Longhorn Network. Texas Gameday Office like an anchor. In 2020, Acho left ESPN and joined Fox Sports, co-hosting the show. Talk for you which links sport and politics in a talk show format.
He is the bestselling author and host of a popular YouTube series.
In the summer of 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic and during the nationwide protests and unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the former football player launched a YouTube series called Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. Incorporating discussions about the breed in the United States, Acho published a book of the same name on November 10, 2020, which sold 18,000 copies in one day and became a New York Times Bestseller.
Two months before the announcement of his welcome, Acho spoke with Bachelorette alumni Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo on their podcast Talk about to discuss a range of topics, including how he declined The bachelorette Twice. He told the hosts: “I don’t think I could do it … I was asked to continue The bachelorette twice. [In] 2017 and more recently after Uncomfortable conversations [With a Black Man]. “Acho continued,” I couldn’t be The single person because I feel like people would judge me. . . like, you were just kissing her and now you kissing her? Why are you so dirty “
He loves to give back.
Acho is passionate about giving back to charity, doing medical missionary work as featured on his Instagram. In the caption, he wrote: “I have spent the last 10 days in rural villages in #Nigeria, with a group of 41 American heroes. We have provided approximately $ 2.2 MILLION in free medical care.” Continuing to describe the experience, Acho summed it up with: “No black panther costumes, just scrubs, scalpels and real lives saved in Africa.”