Nick Viall cast as ABC's next 'Bachelor'

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Nick Viall will be the next "Bachelor," ABC announced during the "After Paradise" special on Tuesday night.

Viall was the runner-up on two previous seasons of "The Bachelorette." The first run, he was a suitor for Andi Dorfman but became known as the villain of the show. The second time, he fought for Kaitlyn Bristowe's heart, but lost out to Shawn Booth.

It's a bit of a surprising announcement, given that "The Bachelor" and its spinoff "The Bachelorette" always choose contestants that competed on previous seasons.

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Viall is also a cast member on the third season of "Bachelor in Paradise."

He is a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and went on to run track for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.



Season 21 of "The Bachelor" will air on ABC in 2017.

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