Nick Viall is your new 'Bachelor' for season 21

NEW YORK -- After weeks of speculation, the next "Bachelor" is Nick Viall. YES! Dreams do come true! Bachelor Nation should be excited over the fact that this two-time runner up will finally get a real shot at love.



Apparently things do not work out between him and Jen on "Bachelor in Paradise" so spoiler alert there. It's actually pretty surprising they decided to make this announcement before officially seeing that relationship end on a show that's currently airing.




"I'm hoping that this time around things will end up in a more positive way," Nick said.



Former "Bachelor" Ben and his fiancee Lauren skyped in on "After Paradise" to wish Nick luck on his new journey for love.




We first got introduced to Nick on Andi Dorfman's season of "The Bachelorette." He was the runner up after apparently spending a steamy night with her in the fantasy suite. That news is partially to blame for Andi and Josh Murray's eventual breakup.





Nick gave it another go, coming in mid-season of Kaitlyn Bristowe's journey on "The Bachelorette." Again, he was the runner up!



We'll see Nick Viall as the season 21 "Bachelor" in January 2017! It's a long wait, but it will be so worth it!
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