Will Nick Viall Be The Bachelor Again? Anything Can Happen In 'Bachelor' Nation
Well, that didn't take very long. Most recent Bachelor Nick Viall and his fiancée, Vanessa Grimaldi, have split up just five months after the finale of their season aired. In a joint statement released to E! News, Viall and Grimaldi said, "We are saddened we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for." Viall has been on two seasons of The Bachelorette and one season of Bachelor In Paradise as a contestant, and was the lead of The Bachelor's 21st (wow) season. It seems like he's just unlucky in TV romance. But still, his breakup with Grimaldi begs the question: will Nick Viall be the Bachelor again? No way. Not a chance. But... maybe? Anything is possible on The Bachelor!
A two-time Bachelor is not unprecedented. Brad Womack was the show's star both in Season 11 and Season 15. But for Nick to return there would really have to be some serious fan demand. Bachelor tradition is usually that the next dude is chosen from the crop of suitors of the previous season of The Bachelorette. Rachel Linsday, the last star of the show, sent finalist Peter Kraus home after he said that he wasn't ready to propose, despite the fact that he loved her. She burned him with a bit of truth that broke the fourth wall of the show on After The Final Rose, and said, "I just don't think this world, this show is for you." Still, fans love Kraus, regardless of his commitment issues and would love to see him as the next lead.
But Viall is a different story. The world of The Bachelor definitely is for him. In fact, he can't seem to stay away. Even after he made it all the way to the finale of Andi Dorfman's season in 2014 to be sent home in favor of Josh Murray, he came back for more the following season to woo Kaitlyn Bristowe, again reaching the final two to be turned away. (Seems a little masochistic, dude!) But he soldiered on in his search for TV love, popping up on Bachelor In Paradise Season 3, and finally, The Bachelor. But he's never been able to make it last.
And now, Bachelor Nation does not seem to be in Viall's corner. Not only are fans on Twitter decidedly unsurprised about the breakup, they are very vocal about not wanting Viall to come back.
Everyone saw it coming:
Wait, you mean Nick's 4 attempt on the Bachelor franchise ended in a breakup? pic.twitter.com/KEoXnjFduN— Jenna Nichole (@Jenna_Laurin) August 25, 2017
Some threaten to abandon their fandom if he returns:
Let me see Nick Viall's face on any Bachelor related show in the near future and I'll quit the whole damn thing— Alyssa Cooper (@chilllyssa) August 25, 2017
Not at all surprised that Nick and Vanessa broke up. Is he gonna be the bachelor again? 😆 #iwontwatch— Hannah Kimm (@HanneyK21) August 25, 2017
If I have to see nick viall on my tv for #bachelornation shows again I am D O N E DONE DONE DONE. You hear that Chris B Harrison??— Bridget (@bridget_koval) August 25, 2017
The passionate anger is palpable.
If Nick Viall shows up on Bachelor in Paradise, I'm fighting somebody— Danielle Ann (@queendee_t) August 25, 2017
if i have to see nick viall searching for love on my tv EVER AGAIN i am going to fight someone at ABC— sammyyyyyy (@paint_on_a_sign) August 25, 2017
But in an alternate timeline, Viall lives in his own Groundhog's Day of Bachelor shows and all its spinoffs:
The year is 2070: The 90-year-old Nick Viall is giving true love ONE LAST SHOT as the bachelor in the MOST DRAMATIC SEASON YET— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) August 25, 2017
Some viewers are being way harsh, Tai.
Nick Viall just needs to realize there's no one out there for him— lucila (@lllucila) August 25, 2017
...and they never heard from Nick Viall ever again pic.twitter.com/ers6R78dGe— Jordyn Taylor (@jordynhtaylor) August 25, 2017
You'd almost feel bad for the guy, if it didn't seem like he was just punishing himself and/or chasing fame coming back again and again. After all, following his turn as The Bachelor and getting engaged to Grimaldi, Viall traded roses for choreography to compete on Dancing With The Stars.
So, will Bachelor Nation be successful in renouncing Nick Viall? Probably, as fan demand has seemed to play a big factor in choosing new contestants (many fans wanted him to star the first time around), and fans are still pulling for Kraus (even though he's unsure) and there have also been many fans supporting the idea of Wells Adams as Bachelor. There are plenty of other TV shows Viall could star in if he can't get enough of the spotlight. As for love, perhaps he should try Tinder.