There’s always a scandal on ‘The Bachelor,’ and it looks like this season will not be any different. Nick Viall is searching for love for the third time, but this time he’s picking from 26 ladies — one he reportedly had hooked up with before the show began filming!
“During the first day of taping, all of the girls came out, and he actually had slept with one of them at a wedding and never called her again,” a source told Us magazine. The source said that Nick, 36, told the producers on The Bachelor he “didn’t want any girls on the show that he already knew or had a date with” because he felt “it was a waste of a person being there.”
It is a little ironic since he went on Kailtyn Bristowe‘s season after talking to her ahead of time, which made the other men on the season really upset. Anyway, when Nick was reunited with his one-night lover, neither one of them mentioned their past, the source added.
We know that Nick really does want to find love this time around — he was previously on two seasons of The Bachelorette, the first time for Andi Dorfman and the second for Kaitlyn. He came in second twice. He then went on season three of Bachelor in Paradise and seemed interested in Amanda Stanton, but she went for Josh Murray (Andi’s ex) instead.
Creator Mike Fleiss has been sharing behind the scenes photos of Nick meeting his ladies and filming the season, and admitted that Nick was actually really nervous in the beginning! “Nick is as nervous as any guy I’ve ever seen on Night One,” he wrote on Twitter on Sept. 24, the first day of filming. This season will air on ABC in January 2017.