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Toronto, Canada – Having hosted nearly every kind of TV show in almost every kind of environment – from studio and junkyard to cruise ship and on location in the Middle East – veteran host Tyler Harcott will bring his 17 years of experience to a new audience as the host of ‘The Bachelor Canada’, premiering this fall on Citytv. Harcott was introduced today as part of Citytv’s annual Upfront presentation.
Earlier this month, CFL free agent Brad Smith was revealed as the first-ever Canadian bachelor. Additional details about the production, including the identities of the 25 Canadian bachelorettes, will be announced in the coming weeks.
A native of Calgary, Harcott, 43, earned a communications degree at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Polytechnic before getting his start in the entertainment industry in theatre, film and television. His first foray into broadcasting was as a radio disc jockey at CKGY FM in Red Deer, Alberta.
Shortly following, Harcott landed his first hosting job in 1995 while visiting Hong Kong, which led him to various other culture-rich locales, including India, Dubai and Indonesia. Throughout his career, Harcott has hosted 14 programs, including Wired, Junkyard Wars, Guess Who’s Coming to Decorate?, and Miss America: Countdown to the Crown.
“I have never participated in a show that delivers on such an emotional level the way ‘The Bachelor Canada’ does,” said Harcott. “Brad possesses a sense of maturity that defies his years. He’s charming, smart, and funny. From a guy’s perspective, he reminds me of my best buddy. And for some crazy reason, the ladies seem to appreciate his Adonis-like physique.”
“Tyler is an incredibly affable and genuine person – everything we were looking for in a host,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media, and Executive Producer of ‘The Bachelor Canada’. “With his vast experience, he’s a natural in front of the camera. His personality and sincerity will resonate not only with Brad and the bachelorettes, but also with viewers across the country.”
Currently residing in New York City, Harcott is the proud father of a four-year-old daughter. He cites Dick Clark, Johnny Carson and Don Rickles as the biggest influences on his career. When not hard at work, he enjoys playing hockey, learning Spanish, travelling, and being the guest of honour at his daughter’s tea parties.
‘The Bachelor Canada’ is the Canadian version of the perennially successful The Bachelor franchise on Citytv and OMNI Television. The series is produced by multiple award-winning Force Four Entertainment. Sean De Vries is the supervising producer, Joyce Sawa is the series producer, and John Ritchie serves as executive producer for the series. Claire Freeland is the director of original programming for Rogers Media and an executive producer of ‘The Bachelor Canada’.
Image Courtesy of TYLER HARCOTT