If you’re a member of Bachelor Nation, you know Nick Viall isn’t a saint…and ABC is banking on him being a little naughty when the new season of The Bachelor premieres on Jan. 2.
E! News has your look at the latest holiday-themed promo for the ABC reality hit’s return, which features our new Bach Nick decked out in a red suit, dancing and blowing snow at the camera.
“His name may be Nick but he’s definitely no saint,” the promo says, with every fan adding “Duh” immediately after that statement.
In the first holiday-themed promo for the upcoming season, viewers were treated to gratuitous shower shots of Nick as the voice-over said, “That Christmas when Saint Nick himself if the gift you can’t wait to unwrap.” So yeah, this definitely isn’t your grandparents’ Saint Nick!
Make sure to check back with us for tomorrow for the another early Christmas gift as we have the third and final Bachelor promo featuring Nick getting into the holiday spirit.
While Nick’s naughtiness may have gotten him in trouble during his stints on The Bachelorette, he quickly became a fan-favorite during Bachelor in Paradise‘s third season this summer, which was when ABC decided he was their next Bachelor.
“I think part of his charm that’s really come out on Bachelor in Paradise is he’s so great with the girls, and not as a romantic interest to all of them, but almost as a big brother or good male friend,” ABC exec Robert Mills admitted in an interview on SirusXM’s LA Daily. “And you see he’s not really cut out for Bachelorette, where sometimes it’s like if you’re not a bro, you’re not necessarily gonna fit in.”
Nick’s season of The Bachelor premieres on Monday, Jan. 2 on ABC.