Jimmy Kimmel Made His 'Bachelor' Winner Prediction

by Nicole Pomarico

If you think you love The Bachelor, think again, because there is no bigger fan of the show than one Jimmy Kimmel. And, if you weren't convinced, Monday night's special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! that followed Nick Viall's season premiere ought to do it. He played themed-games, reunited old lovers, and included his usual prediction for what will happen in the end. This time around, Kimmel predicted that Vanessa will win The Bachelor — even though she wasn't Nick's first kiss of the season or his first impression rose winner.

It all happened while Kimmel was talking to Nick and his former Bachelorette flames, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman. He started talking about a few of the contestants as he showed their photos, trying to see if Nick would spill any details about the season ahead despite the fact that he'd already admitted he'd been sworn to secrecy, even about his relationship status in general. When Vanessa's photo came up, Kimmel was quick to claim that she is the winner, so everyone can stop watching the show now. I'm pretty curious to find out whether or not he's right — or if Vanessa was a random choice for him. I mean, he didn't exactly go into reasons why she's his pick.

But even from the premiere alone, it's easy to see that Nick and Vanessa do have chemistry, even if it seemed like they didn't get much time together. Unfortunately, Nick didn't let Kimmel know if he was right or even close, managing to keep a really good poker face during the entire discussion.

Since Kimmel's so sure about his choice — and has been a fan of the show for so long — I can't wait to find out if he actually did pick the winner. He has been right in past seasons. According to Hollywood Life, Kimmel (and his wife, who helps him choose) have been right four of the last five seasons. But, before we can find out if he was correct again, the rest of the season has to happen. Is it next Monday yet?