Nick Viall didn’t find love with Bachelorette stars Andi Dorfman or Kaitlyn Bristowe, so he’s doing what Nick does best — heading back to TV for another shot at love on Bachelor in Paradise this summer.
According to a tweet from Reality Steve, the 35-year-old Wisconsin native has joined the Season 3 cast of ABC’s popular summer reality series. The reaction on Twitter was mixed — there’s definitely a love-hate thing going on when it comes to Nick.
(BACHELOR IN PARADISE SPOILER): Batten down the hatches, he’s going to infiltrate your TV once again. Nick Viall is on BIP. God help us.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 6, 2016
@RealitySteve Yay yay yay. Super excited now. More excited for BIP then the watching the remaining season of the Bachelorette.
— Karen Gallo (@krngallo) June 6, 2016
@RealitySteve ugh. I hope him and Chad go on a sailing date together and their boat sinks and they have to live on a desert island forever.
— Laura (@ElEhYouAreEh) June 6, 2016
@RealitySteve this is EPIC television… pure genius haha, can’t wait!!!
— Nicole (@londonkisses) June 6, 2016
@RealitySteve The boy is obsessed with being on the TV…He’s not very impressive as someone who likes to work for a living.
— Move it (@SeeWhy012) June 6, 2016
Although the premiere doesn’t air until August 2, Steve states that filming is underway and many of the contestants — including Bachelorette villain Chad Johnson and Amanda Stanton from Ben’s season — arrived in Mexico over the weekend (photo below).
(SPOILER): No surprise here. Chad at Houston airport headed to Puerto Vallarta for BIP filming. pic.twitter.com/vaC8PFLqWG
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 4, 2016
Sounds like we’ll be seeing more of Jorge the bartender and, considering Nick and Chad will be there, more drama than ever before. Add in more of JoJo’s guys, Ben’s girls, and a few former contestants who are rumored to be joining the cast and it’s going to be one of the best reality shows on TV this summer.
Watch the Bachelor in Paradise premiere on August 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.