"The Bachelor" will soon return for Season 21, and Nick Viall has been named the new leading man. That's right, Nick beat out a handful of other hopefuls who wanted to find love on the Reality TV dating series, including fan favorite Luke Pell.

According to reports, fans were stunned when Nick Viall was officially announced as the new "Bachelor." The news broke on Tuesday night that Viall was going to try to find love on the series. 

Nick is ABC's new leading man

Mike Fleiss, the creator of the show, broke the news on his personal Twitter account during the east coast airing of ABC's "Bachelor In Paradise" after show "After Paradise," with Nick as a guest on the show.

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Fans are very well acquainted with Nick Viall. Nick first appeared on Andi Dorfman's season of "The Bachelorette" in 2014, where he was named the runner-up. The following year, Nick appeared on the show again during Kaitlyn Bristowe's season, where he was once again the runner-up, falling short of finding love.

Fans then watched Viall yet again as he appeared on Season 3 of "Bachelor In Paradise," which is currently airing on ABC.

Nick Viall won't come in second place this time

The host of the show, Chris Harrison, revealed why Nick was chosen over fan favorite contenders Luke Pell and Chase McNary, both from the most recent season featuring JoJo Fletcher. 

Harrison revealed that Nick has become the "perennial second place guy" and is sincere in his journey to find love. Chris also revealed that Nick is finally getting his chance to find a long lasting relationship and that no one deserves that more than Viall.

Lack of diversity still an issue for the franchise

Meanwhile, ABC continues to fall under fire for the lack of diversity on "The Bachelor." In fact, the only non-white leading man on the show has been controversial star Juan Pablo, who fell under criticism when he made some shocking anti-gay remarks. 

ABC president, Channing Dungey, recently revealed that she would like to see some "changes" and more diversity on the popular dating reality series.