It shocked many on Tuesday night to learn that Nick Viall was selected to appear as The Bachelor in season 21. The decision even blindsided Reality Steve, the perennial spoiler of all things Bachelor. In his post following the day after the big reveal, Steve assured fans that just because his prediction was wrong about Luke Pell being chosen as the lead, his spoilers for an entire season of the show are a separate factor -- and he's mostly correct on all of them each season.

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Reality Steve was shocked by announcement, too

On August 31, Steve wrote on his blog that while it makes sense why the producers picked Nick Viall as the lead. He said it was unexpected due to the fact Nick was a has been on The Bachelorette. He stated that now we all know even contestants on Bachelor in Paradise could be candidates for The Bachelor. In other words, never rule anything out.

Reality Steve added that this type of twist has been carried out before in the franchise.

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Brad Womack appeared twice as The Bachelor and Emily Maynard was cast as The Bachelorette way after her time on Brad's second season. Emily was always a fan favorite. Neither Brad nor Emily did well on the show, however. They wound up breaking up and lost their respective partners from their other seasons.

Steve did note one major change that's never been done in this reality show chain -- spoil a show that's still airing. Prior to Tuesday night's announcement, no one knew the outcome of Nick and Jen Saviano's relationship on BiP.

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Thanks to producers informing fans that Nick is The Bachelor for 2017, it's clear he and Jen are no longer together.

"Announcing Nick last night is the SHOW actually spoiling their own show next week, which is brand new territory for them," Steve wrote in his blog.

Spoilers will continue as normal

Reality Steve continued in his post that he'll still spoil the show in the same way he did other seasons and that no one has reason to feel misled by him.

He shared that he already has information on the upcoming contestants for Nick's season, which will start coming within the next few weeks as filming gets underway. He even knows about a destination the franchise hasn't been to before, but wants to confirm a few details before letting fans know exactly where that is.

Bachelor host Chris Harrison told People magazine that Nick Viall was the one producers chose because he was the most "sincere" and "deserving." He lost to love twice on The Bachelorette -- once with Andi Dorfman and again with Kaitlyn Bristowe.

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Then on BiP, he lost Amanda Stanton to Josh Murray (the finalist he was up against in Andi's season, but they split in January 2015).

Harrison said that Nick has won over fans during his competition on Bachelor in Paradise and producers knew after three attempts at love, it was time to make him the lead for 2017.

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