GMA interviews ‘The Bachelor’ host following racial controversy

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In his first interview since stepping away from his signature franchise, "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison sat down with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan.

The interview comes in the wake of controversy after Harrison was asked about racially insensitive past behavior from current "Bachelor" contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and defended her.

‘The Bachelor’ host stepping away after racial controversy

Watch the interview, during which Strahan asks Harrison about his contentious remarks, via the player above.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.