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Nick Viall Is ‘Optimistic’ About Gabby, Rachel ‘Bachelorette’ Season

Nick Viall: I Expect to See a Lot of ‘Camaraderie’ From Joint Bachelorettes

Nick Viall, Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia.
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Hoping for the very best. Nick Viall is wanting ahead to Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia‘s joint Bachelorette season — as long as the show doesn’t have an effect on their friendship.

“[I] can’t wait to see two Bachelorettes. Don’t know how that’s going to go, but I’m sure it will be wild,” the “Viall Files” podcast host, 41, instructed Us Weekly completely on the Elton John 2022 Oscars Viewing Party in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 27.

Nick additionally added that he hopes the present’s producers “know better” than to make the 2 main women compete with each other throughout their season as a result of he loved seeing Gabby, 31, and Rachel, 26, develop an in depth bond throughout Clayton Echard‘s season of The Bachelor. “I don’t think it’s going to be a good look for anyone to pit them against each other,” the longtime Bachelor Nation member continued. “I hope and expect to see a lot of camaraderie and … a sisterhood between the two [women]. I’m sure there’ll be drama and there will be ways to kind of elicit that, but I’m optimistic that it won’t be in any way Gabby versus Rachel. That’s my hope.”

Host Jesse Palmer introduced that each the ICU nurse and the pilot had been chosen because the Season 19 Bachelorettes throughout the stay After the Final Rose particular earlier this month. This is the primary time in Bachelor Nation historical past that two leads will seem for the whole lot of a season.

While they have been shocked by the announcement, each girls defined throughout the finale that they felt fortunate to have the ability to have one another’s backs as they embark on their new journey. “It’s crazy. This is insane and I’m excited to do this journey with you,” Rachel instructed her fellow Bachelorette on March 15. “We did it once together and we’ve been through the [craziest] experience together.”

Gabby agreed, including: “I’m a girl’s girl through and through, so having a friend by my side is the best thing I could ask for.”

With so many questions on how the upcoming Bachelorette season can be dealt with, the pair are counting on each other to remain regular and optimistic as they start filming. “Everyone keeps asking [how it will work],” Gabby stated throughout an interview on Good Morning America earlier this month. “We just got thrown in.”

She continued: “But I have faith and a lot of trust, and I love Rachel to death and I know we’re gonna have each other’s backs the whole way, so there’s really not a doubt in my mind that it’s gonna end up [going] well.”

“It’s actually insane the things me and Gabby have been through [on the show],” Rachel added. “We always knew that we had a bond forever and to get to do this together, now [she’s] never going to be able to get rid of me!”

Palmer, 43, confirmed that the twosome had begun filming on March 27, sharing a behind-the-scenes take a look at the season on social media. “Alright, it’s about 7 a.m. [and] the longest night in television is officially over,” the previous soccer participant defined through his Instagram Story. “Night 1 is in the books for Rachel and Gabby. Their journeys are officially underway! Can’t wait for you to see it.”

Season 19 of The Bachelorette premieres on ABC Monday, July 11.

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