Chris Harrison Reveals Why Nick Viall Was Chosen For ‘Bachelor’ Over Luke Pell

After a long and painful wait, the next Bachelor was announced and fans were left stunned.

The news followed this weeks episode of Bachelor in Paradise during the After Paradise special with host Michelle Collins.

Fans of The Bachelorette watched the show waiting anxiously to see if contestant Luke Pell would be chosen as the next candidate forThe Bachelor.

The 31-year-old Army Veteran was clearly the fan favorite during JoJo Fletchers season, so many hoped he would continue on his quest to find love.

Luke (aka that sexy hunk of man beef) was robbed, though, because Bachelor in Paradise contestantNick Viall was picked instead!


Many people were furious at the decision because, one, he wasnt Luke, and, two, NICK ALREADY HAD LIKE EIGHT CHANCES AT LOVE.

If youre unfamiliar with Nick, let me give you a refresher. He was runner-up on Andi Dorfmans AND Kaitlyn Bristowes seasons of The Bachelorette,and now hes the star of Bachelor in Paradise.

He hasnt found love yet, so Chris Harrison said the decision makes so much sense. But why the heck did Nick get picked over Luke?! Chris told PEOPLE magazine,

He has just become that perennial, second place guy who wants to find love and is as sincere, if not more sincere, than anybody about finding it. Its about giving him his chance to find love. Who deserves it more than him?

OK so what about Luke?

Chris added,

So many names get thrown around and at the end of the day, as producers, we have to try and think and decide whats best for the franchise and who is the most deserving and sincere person. At the end of the day, we all looked around the table and nobody could say it wasnt Nick. You cant shoot holes at the fact that he is just the most deserving and sincere person.

HMMM, is Chris hinting Luke wasnt as sincere as we thought?

Ugh, whatever. Im over it. No matter who the Bachelor is, Ill obviously still be watching.

See you next season, Nick. You better not disappoint.

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