THE Bachelor host Chris Harrison admitted he "made a mistake and is an imperfect man" in an upcoming interview with Good Morning America.
The interview, which airs on Thursday, will mark the disgraced host's first public appearance since stepping down from the franchise.
In a preview clip for the upcoming interview, GMA host Michael Strahan asked Chris why he defended Rachael.
Chris, 49, responded: "It was a mistake.
"I made a mistake. I am an imperfect man. I made a mistake and I own that."
The controversial host stepped down from The Bachelor after he was accused of defending "racism" following his defense of contestant's Rachael Kirkconnell's "old south" photo.
The popular ABC franchise has faced plenty of backlash during season 25, which is currently being led by Bachelor Matt James.
The controversy began when it was revealed that Georgia contestant Rachael K had attended an Antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018 and the 24-year-old's past social media history was put under scrutiny for her questionable posts.
After Rachael K received backlash, Chris defended her during an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra.
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