Chris Harrison Defends Choosing Nick Viall As The Bachelor 2017

September 14, 2016 3:44 PM

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Many in the Bachelor Nation were up in arms about Nick Viall being chosen The Bachelor 2017 over popular picks from JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette, such as Luke Pell and Chase McNary. But host Chris Harrison is defending the choice, declaring that Nick is “ready” for the responsibility.

“The fans, god bless ‘em, are rabid, they’re excited and they are passionate, which I love,” he stated. “Luke was a front-runner, he was definitely in the mix. He’s a great guy, and maybe he will be the Bachelor someday. But this is Nick’s time, and hopefully Bachelor Nation will get behind him.”

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