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Nick Viall Is 'Very Nervous' About Being the Next Bachelor: 'It's a Huge Responsibility'

by Jackie Willis 10:24 AM PDT, September 08, 2016
Playing Nick Viall Is 'Very Nervous' About Being the Next Bachelor: 'It's a Huge Responsibility'

Nick Viall admits that he had his reservations before agreeing to be the next Bachelor.

After appearing on two seasons of The Bachelorette and the most recent Bachelor in Paradise, the 35-year-old reality star told Good Morning America's Michael Strahan and Amy Robach on Thursday, that he was "very nervous" to try and find love for a fourth time on national television. "It took me a couple days," he confessed. "I told them I had to think about it."

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Viall also fueled rumors that Luke Pell was cut last minute from The Bachelor role. "I didn’t have a lot of time to think about it," he continued. "Because they didn’t ask me too long ago."

Now that he's agreed to join the show, Viall is taking this "amazing opportunity" very seriously. "It’s a huge responsibility," he said. "There's a lot of expectations that come with it. There’s also no guarantees. ...I get to be the Bachelor. I get to meet 25 amazing women, but you just never know if you’re gonna connect with them. Maybe you connect with someone who doesn’t like you back."

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That's when Robach blurted out, "Yeah, you know a little bit about that."

In a recent interview with ET, Bachelor host Chris Harrison explained why Viall was chosen over Pell. "Luke was definitely the frontrunner,” he admitted. “It’s not an indictment on Luke that he's not the Bachelor. That doesn’t make him a bad guy. We can just only have one person and, at the end of the day, it’s very important for us to have someone who is sincere. Who is sincerely going to go through this and, I hate to be cliche, for the right reasons try to find love?”

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