EMMANUEL Acho turned down the Bachelor franchise THREE times, as he admitted that he likes to keep his "public life" separate from his "private life."
The Fox Sports 1 star spoke about his choice in a recent interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
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Emmanuel, 30, revealed to the hosts that he was asked in "2018 twice and then in 2020" if he would take a spot on The Bachelorette.
Kelly Ripa opened up the conversation during a recent episode, asking the former football player is he was "single."
The athlete responded: "I am. Many inquiring minds have asked ever since I took the Bachelor: After the Final Rose hosting position."
Ryan Seacrest then chimed in, wondering: "You were asked to be on the Bachelorette right?"
"Three times Ryan, true story," he replied, adding: "2018 twice and then in 2020."
"I passed because I like to keep my public life public and my private life private, ya know?
"I didn't know what kind of look it would be, uh me on the Bachelor/Bachelorette," he revealed.
Finally Ryan inquired: "Are you dating?" to which Emmanuel replied: "Man right now I'm so busy, between hosting like two to three shows and writing a book that there really is no time at all."
Acho will be the host of Bachelor: After The Final Rose tonight, after long-time frontrunner Chris Harrison stepped down from his position for receiving criticism for "perpetuating racism."
Emmanuel was an NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, though he now hosts Fox Sport's Speak For Yourself.
The TV personality also hosts his own weekly web show called Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man.
The show opens the race conversation with guest speakers, covering topics that "many white people have never been able to have".
The website describes further: "Our Nation and world have again been confronted with its greatest ongoing pandemic, Racism.
"Racism is not a virus of the body; it is a virus of the mind, and unfortunately, it can be lethal.
"But you cannot fix a problem that you do not know you have. And if “ignorance is bliss”, in this case, bliss has caused bondage and pain for others.
"But there is a fix. We can all access the life-saving medicine that will cure the world’s most ailing, long-lasting pandemic. But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations."
After receiving the official request for hosting the special Bachelor episode, Emmanuel announced his decision on Twitter.
“IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting The Bachelor After the Final Rose this year.
“It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will be one of the most storied shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. See y’all then!”
The After the Final Rose ceremony will feature the lead Matt James with his three finalists, Bri Springs, Michelle Young and Rachel Kirkconnell.
Rachael, 24, recently came under fire for attending a "racist" antebellum-themed party in 2018.
The contestant has been hiding out at her parents' Georgia home since the photos of the party surfaced, though she did offer a formal apology for her past indiscretions.
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