It looks like Nick Viall has made an unexpected enemy. William Shatner took to Twitter during this week’s premiere of Dancing With the Stars to urge his fans not to vote for the former Bachelor star.
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“My goal for #DWTS is to knock Bachelor Nick out ASAP. Who is with me?” Shatner began. “Whoever your favorite is – just not Nick – make the 10 phone calls for them… How do we get #BachelorNation to not vote for Nick?”
My goal for #DWTS is to knock Bachelor Nick out ASAP. Who is with me? 👍🏻😏— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 20, 2017
Whoever your favorite is - just not Nick- make the 10 phone calls for them. https://t.co/4OKy55HF7T— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 20, 2017
How do we get #BachelorNation to not vote for Nick? 🤔— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 20, 2017
As fans began to offer other solutions, Shatner quickly replied, “No! He needs to go next week.”
When one commenter asked why Shatner had such a dislike for Viall, the actor replied, “He lives up to the homonym of his last name,” and told another fan, “Watch Andi’s Bachelorette Season where he started this Viall journey.”
As others came to Viall’s defense, Shatner continued, writing, “Leopards don’t change their spots. Don’t be surprised if he shows up again on paradise. I won’t be.”
@PetaMurgatroyd Peta, you know I love you. 💕 Congratulations on becoming a mommy. Just can't cheer you on this season. Love to Maks & Shia.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 21, 2017
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Viall himself responded to the intense campaign with a simple sad face emoji. His DWTS partner, Peta Murgatroyd also tweeted to Shatner with crying face emojis, to which he replied, “Peta, you know I love you. Congratulations on becoming a mommy. Just can’t cheer you on this season. Love to Maks & Shia.”
Shatner has not fully explained his dislike for Viall, and the reality star did not have the lowest score of the night, so he could be sticking around for at least another week. For more from the premiere, watch the clip below!