Nick Viall was named as the new Bachelor in a bombshell revelation by ABC on Tuesday, August 30, and the decision sent Twitter into overdrove.
Fans couldn’t believe the two-time Bachelorette runner-up was being given a third shot at love on season 21 and some of their reactions were hilarious.
From tweets of horror and shock to tweets of sheer joy, Us Weekly has picked some of the funniest GIFs, memes and comments.
Viall is currently costarring on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise, where he has been dating Jen Saviano.
My husband’s actual, candid reaction to the reveal that Nick Viall is the next Bachelor lmao ???????????? pic.twitter.com/HJGw7JBM4n
— Amanda M. Steiner (@amandamichl) 31 August 2016
— brenna (@brennaferris___) 31 August 2016
— MJones. (@meganlubrooks) 31 August 2016
— Brooks Forester (@brooksforester) 31 August 2016
— Dana Weiss (@Possessionista) 31 August 2016
— dixieD (@dixieD) 31 August 2016
— Nick Peterson (@NickPetersonTV) 31 August 2016
— Amanda Smith (@AmandaRTubbs) 31 August 2016
The 35-year-old fell at the last hurdle on both season 10 and 11 of The Bachelorette. He first lost Andi Dorfman’s final rose to Josh Murray and last year he came in second behind Shawn Booth for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s love.
He’s hopeful his experience on the show will pay-off this time.
“I’ve certainly had the practice,” Viall quipped on After Paradise about taking on the big role. “I’m definitely ready for it — I’m very excited.”
Plenty of Bachelor Nation folk had something to say about Viall being chose above frontrunners, Chad Johnson and Luke Pell.
The Bachelor season 20 alum Izzy Goodkind told Us exclusively, “Nick is the next Bachelor? Perfect — Chase and Luke are single for the rest of us!”
Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert and J.P Rosenbaum posted congratulations to social media too.
Even Viall’s Bachelor in Paradise nemesis, Murray, tweeted a message of support: “Despite our differences, I am truly happy 4 @viallnicholas28 everyone deserves love and he is no exception — this is your time, go find her!”
The Bachelor returns to ABC on Mondays in early 2017.
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