Katie's entire season taped at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, where cast and crew were required to quarantine and follow safety measures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
Chris came under fire during Matt James' The Bachelor season after he defended Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's racially-ignorant and racially-insensitive actions in the last several years during a controversial interview he had with Extra's Rachel Lindsay, who starred as the first Black Bachelorette.
Kaitlyn, who starred on The Bachelorette's eleventh season, and Tayshia, who just starred on The Bachelorette's sixteenth edition, "were brought in at the last minute" to guide Katie through her journey to find The One, a source told the magazine.
"Tayshia and Kaitlyn have had to learn how to co-host and it's taken time," a second source told Us.
"They're lovely to work with and they get along with the crew. It's just completely different with them co-hosting."
The second source insisted the girls were just brought on the set to help out and this "is not their permanent position." In fact, Kaitlyn and Tayshia were reportedly told flat out they were "not replacing Chris."
Unlike the seasoned Chris Harrison -- who hosted the franchise ever since The Bachelor premiered nearly 20 years ago -- Kaitlyn and Tayshia reportedly had "to do a lot of retakes" during filming.
"It's a lot of memorizing lines," the second insider continued. "They didn't have years of experience before hopping on. Scenes that could be done in one take with Chris can now take, like, two hours."
Tayshia teased during a recent appearance on the Going to Bed with Garcelle podcast that the world will see something "fresh and new" with Katie's season.