College football analyst Jesse Palmer to host ‘The Bachelor’
Jesse Palmer, most recently of ESPN college football analyst fame, has been tabbed to host season 26 of “The Bachelor,” the reality show he once participated with in the titular role.
He will serve as host for the 2022 season with a network option to renew after that.
“Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host,” Palmer said.
Palmer, 42, was a University of Florida quarterback drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. As a professional, Palmer played in eight games, completing 52.5 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and four interceptions.
He then appeared on “The Bachelor” during its fifth season in 2004.
More recently, he has served as a college football analyst with ESPN, and that deal has also been re-upped. He’s been with ESPN since 2007.
–Field Level Media