Nick Viall Tells Us How He Really Feels About Ben Higgins As the 'Bachelor'

Some people are so genuine that even the most controversial people can't help but fall in love with them. And so is the case with Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette runner-up. Nick Viall revealed his true feelings about new Bachelor Ben Higgins, and what he had to say just might surprise you.

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Nick became one of the most popular reality TV dating stars after he managed to capture the affections of both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe on their respective Bachelorette seasons. But he also caused a bit of mischief and drama by admitting that he slept with both women — something Andi, in particular, was not pleased about.

Viall was reportedly interested in getting another shot at love and wanted to be cast as the next Bachelor, but perhaps producers thought he carried too much baggage with him (my words, not theirs). Or maybe they just really like Ben because Ben is really likeable.

Proof: Even Nick can't help but sing his praises. Here's what he had to say in an interview with US Weekly about ABC's casting choice:

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.

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The feeling seems to be mutual. While several guys began freaking out when Nick appeared on the show to shake things up, Ben always had a zen attitude about it and defended Nick until the end, saying he believed he was on the show for the right reasons.

Hey, it's never too late to do something unprecedented and create a tag-team Bachelor season where both Nick and Ben are given the opportunity to find love and strengthen their bro bond. Stranger things have happened on reality television.

 

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