An expert’s opinion. Nick Viall weighed in on the dual Bachelorette format of season 19 — and he thinks it’s causing extra drama for Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.“We were all told, ‘They’re not gonna be pitted against each other,’ but — and I don’t know if it’s necessarily happening by design — I think this format lends [itself] to that happening,” the season 21 Bachelor, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, August 4, while promoting his upcoming appearance on Celebrity Beef.“They’re told that people are gonna come in and want to date them, and they get to decide who they’re falling in love with,” the “Viall Files” podcast host continued. “And then when that doesn’t happen and someone is switching sides, it can really mess with their psyche.
I think it’s obviously becoming a different show.”The pilot, 26, and the ICU nurse, 31, have dealt with their share of messes since their season of The Bachelorette premiered last month.
During week three, multiple contestants told Gabby they preferred Rachel over her, with Hayden Markowitz notably saying that the former cheerleader was “rough around the edges.”The two leads decided they would each choose which men they wanted to continue pursuing at that week’s rose ceremony, but that also didn’t go as planned.Read more on usmagazine.com