Chris Soules to Appear as Nick Viall’s Advisor on ‘Bachelor’ 2017
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Chris Soules to Appear as Nick Viall’s Advisor on ‘Bachelor’ 2017


There’s no arguing Nick Viall could use a little help in the love department.

The two-time Bachelorette runner-up has left three franchise shows without love, and now he’s getting his own shot with 30 women come January’s Bachelor 2017 premiere.

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A daunting task, no doubt. Luckily, he has a good friend to assist!

And that pal is none other than Chris Soules, the former Bachelor 2015 star who got engaged to  Whitney Bischoff in his finale!


But wait, didn’t he and Whitney call their engagement off after just six months?

Sure, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the producers — though the irony isn’t lost on Prince Farming himself.

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“I will be on Nick’s season giving him advice,” the 35-year-old tells People. “I don’t know why they’re having us give advice when we’ve been unsuccessful on this journey.”

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Ha! No one can accuse Chris of not having a good sense of humor about himself. Also, we sort of have high hopes for his appearance, and hear us out.

Though we don’t yet know what he’ll tell his 36-year-old single friend prior to night one — when most Bachelor star advisors pop in — the two have been close for some time now.

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That definitely makes Chris more qualified than some random other Bachelor, seeing as he knows the Wisconsin fella’s habits and leanings when it comes to women.

That’s not all, either.

Just because the Iowa hunk didn’t marry his final pick Whitney — who’s now marrying someone else — they were able to end things amicably, which is important.

Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
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“We ended things on the best terms you can possibly imagine,” he’s previously said. “I’m happy for her. I’m not surprised. She’s a great girl.”

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He’s also got one more important quality.

He knows how different it is to be the star of the franchise versus a contestant, a transition our current Bach might not be ready for.

Nick Viall Bachelor 2017
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So don’t count out Chris yet, guys! Personally, we’re looking forward to him showing up.

The Bachelor Season 21 premieres Monday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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