Earlier this month, there were rumors that Nick Viall might become the next Bachelor, and while that didn’t happen, he does have a lot to say about the recent announcement.
Ben Higgins is the new star of The Bachelor — in case you didn’t already know — but Viall couldn’t be happier for him. During an interview with Us Weekly, Viall said, “I think ABC made a great choice. I think he’s one of the few people that actually lives up to the hype. He’s a very sweet guy and now that he’s the leading guy I hope we get to see the other great sides of Ben. Ben has an edge and I hope that he shows it!”
Viall was one of the most controversial contestants on The Bachelorette during Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season, and he was also the runner-up on Andi Dorfman’s show, so, unsurprisingly, he had very few fans to start off with. That has since changed, though, because fans have seen a new side to him — and so have we.
We’re pleased to see that Viall is not a sore loser as he took to Twitter to thank all those who have shown him their unwavering support during the past few months.
He also shared a message of support for Ben via Instagram.
For his part, Higgins is really excited, and he took to Twitter to share his thoughts with fans.