Bachelor Nation, we have a new leading man, and it was a big surprise!

After weeks of waiting, the new "Bachelor" was announced on the "Bachelor in Paradise" post-show, "After Paradise," Tuesday night. ET had confirmed both Luke Pell and Chase McNary were in talks to take on the title, but our new "Bachelor" is ...

Nick Viall!

The longtime Bachelor Nation alum has been on "The Bachelorette" twice (Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe's seasons) and on this season of "Bachelor in Paradise." The 35-year-old became a fan favorite with his wise words and funny quips on "Paradise." On the show, he's still dating Jen Saviano, but obviously that doesn't pan out.

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"I had an interesting journey throughout the process," Viall said Tuesday night of his life in Bachelor Nation. "It hasn't worked out so far. ... Hopefully this time around, maybe things will end up on a more positive note. ... It's going to be a lot of fun and I'm very nervous but I can't be more excited about the possibility of it actually all work out!"

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