Nick Viall is on his third attempt to find love on ABC. After two unsuccessful seasons on the network’s “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” the 35-year-old Wisconsin salesman will try his hand at romance one more time on Season 21 of “The Bachelor.” But despite his best efforts to find love, it looks like his journey hasn’t been an easy one.
Just as Nick and his finalists are headed to Finland for the final rose ceremony, one report is dishing on all the drama behind-the-scenes. According to In Touch Weekly, three of Nick’s final four ladies wanted to quit the show during production due to issues with their suitor.
An insider tells the magazine the unnamed ladies found Nick to be “completely arrogant,” “a total diva” and on the show for the wrong reasons. “A lot of the girls think Nick isn’t taking the process seriously,” said the source.
And while Nick is speculated to be all about appearing likable to viewers this time around following his portrayal on last two “Bachelorette” installments, the insider shares he hasn’t exactly won over his co-stars. “Nick sheds many tears this season and it’s due to the fact that the girls pretty much turn on him,” reports the magazine, adding Nick will, once again, “look like a fool.”
Reality Steve reported on Tuesday that Nick has wrapped up his hometown dates and was headed to Finland for the final rose ceremony. While the notorious spoiler site hasn’t released the names of all of his finalists just yet, the blogger did share that Nick had hometown dates with Rachel Lindsay, his first impression rose winner, on Oct. 30, and Raven Gates on Nov. 1.
Viewers were first introduced to Nick on Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette” in 2014. He returned to the show the following year as a contestant on Season 11, vying for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s heart. Nick was the runner-up on both installments. Nick went on to star on Season 3 of “Bachelor in Paradise” but left the program without a fiancée in flame Jen Saviano during September’s finale.
Will Nick ever find love? Fans will have to tune in to “The Bachelor” premiere on Monday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to find out.