On Monday it was announced — or more accurately, leaked, then announced — on Jimmy Kimmel Live that Rachel Lindsay, a contestant on this season of The Bachelor, will be the next Bachelorette. Nick Viall, who is currently still courting Lindsay on The Bachelor, stopped by Ellen on Tuesday to discuss.
“Rachel and I had an amazing amount of chemistry from the very first night. She got the first-impression rose,” Viall reminded us. “I’m very excited for her, I think she’s gonna be an amazing Bachelorette.”
The fact that Lindsay is still vying for Viall’s love on The Bachelor was conveniently left out of this conversation, but that did leave time for Ellen to predict that this season’s villain on the show, Corinne Olympios, is the one who will win Viall’s heart. Her prediction is a solid one, based on a process of elimination and the popularity of Olympios, but Viall was able to keep on his poker face and he didn’t give anything away. I guess we’ll just have to keep watching.
Here are five things to know about the next Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay: