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Bachelor Nick Viall Gets Slapped in Dramatic New Season 21 Teaser

Bachelor Nick Viall(ABC/Mitch Haaseth)

Nick Viall will get Womacked. A dramatic, new teaser for ABC’s The Bachelor shows the season 21 lead in quite the predicament as he gets slapped across the face by one of his 30 contestants.

The latest clip kicks off with a brief introduction of Viall’s previously-failed conquests, which makes a phrase like, “fourth time’s the charm?” all the more viable. Unlike his previous appearances, Viall will singlehandedly deal with the delicate emotions of the dozens of women pining for his affection—which means heartbreak is imminent.

Despite the looming drama, some scenes from Viall’s season look fun. There’s a catamaran… and plenty of kisses, plus a curve ball. Producers have set up a rather uncomfortable situation for Viall. As ABC previously announced, he knows one of his ladies from a prior encounter.

“It seems a bit weird that she’s here,” Viall says presumably of that young lady.

Then, there are those classic, heightened emotions (so many!) and one rose ceremony gets especially heated. Viall gets smacked across the face by an unhappy contestant and he isn’t the only person in the room who looks completely stunned by the move.

The particularly-tense moment evokes memories of two-time former Bachelor Brad Womack, who endured the same exact situation back in 2010.

Finally, there’s the engagement. Viall has his heart set on one woman, it seems, but will she accept his final rose?

The Bachelor premieres on ABC on January 2. Watch the teaser above.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.