Tayshia Adams says of new ‘Bachelorette’ hosting gig ‘my presence matters’

Adams spoke with CNN following the statement recently that she will co-host along with Kaitlyn Bristowe in the wake of Chris Harrison stepping aside following his questionable remarks.

“I am so incredibly excited,” Adams informed CNN. “I feel so extremely honored to have even been given the opportunity. If I can provide any sense of comfortability for anybody that’s watching this show, knowing that I’m there, my presence matters, that means the most to me. But also, I found such an amazing love on this journey and if I can be a mentor to Katie for her to do the same, truly that’s what we’re here for and I’m excited to help here in that.”

Adams has actually had rather a flight on the program, having initially appeared on season 23 of “The Bachelor” and after that changing Clare Crawley midway through last season of “The Bachelorette.” Adams and Zac Clark ended up being engaged on the ending that aired in December.
Previously today it was exposed that Katie Thurston and Michelle Young will be the stars of the next 2 seasons of the hit program. Thurston’s season will air this summertime and Young’s will debut in the fall.

“Did I ever think that this is where I would be and where my journey would end up? Absolutely not,” Adams stated. “But it feels so right and I truly feel like I should be here and I truly feel like I can help [Katie] on this journey.”

When not getting ready for the program, which starts recording next week, Adams is discovering methods to return. Previously today she checked out books to hospitalized kids as part of the non-profit Lollipop Theater Network and she states when it pertains to working for kids, that’s where she discovers one of the most significance.

“Just getting on there and saying hi, I wanted to start bawling,” she stated. “Children have always been near and dear to my heart. I begged my mom to take me to CPR class at the age of 12 because I wanted to start being a babysitter in my community. I babysat for 13 different families at the age of 13. This has been something that has been in my life for a long time now. Seeing children, there’s just something so pure and innocent about them that makes you want to be a better person and impact them.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.