Chris Harrison Believes Nick Viall Is The Bachelor We *Need*

Who’s ready for Season 21???

1. Last night, jaws dropped when Nick Viall was announced as next season’s leading man on The Bachelor.

Nick was the runner-up on both the 10th and 11th seasons of The Bachelorette.

2. Many people expected The Bachelor to follow it’s usual formula by picking one of the runner-ups from the previous season of The Bachelorette.

3. And a lot of folks were surprised when it wasn’t Luke Pell.

4. Including, it looks like, Luke Pell himself.

5. In an exclusive interview with People, Chris Harrison explained the reasoning behind choosing Nick. “He has just become that perennial, second place guy who wants to find love and is as sincere, if not more sincere, than anybody about finding it.”

Nick Viall / Via instagram.com

6. “We have made a very, very good living – and have been extremely successful – out of leading the landscape and trying to please Bachelor Nation and give them what they want, but at the same time knowing well enough to know that we’re actually giving them what they need,” he continued.

Nick Viall / Via instagram.com

7. “At the end of the day, we all looked around the table and nobody could say it wasn’t Nick. You can’t shoot holes at the fact that he is just the most deserving and sincere person.”

Nick Viall / Via instagram.com

8. Welp, this season’s bound to be interesting, don’t you think?

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9. Read the entire interview here.

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