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Nick Viall is ready to find love again, but that doesn't mean he isn't a bit nervous over the possible outcome.

On Thursday, the hopeful bachelor stopped by Good Morning America to talk about his upcoming stint on the hit reality show.

"At first I was like, 'Really? Come on,' " he said of getting that phone call from producers. "It took me a couple of days, I told them I needed to think about it. They didn't ask me too long ago."

"I didn't have a lot of time to think about it," Viall added. "It's a huge responsibility but obviously an amazing opportunity."

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The season may be over, but the Bachelor in Paradise stars aren't staying off the small screen for long.

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Grant Kemp and Lace Morris, who got engaged on Tuesday's BiP season finale, are set to make an appearance on another Bachelor spin-off: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's upcoming reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After.

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Josh Murray is a man in love.

The 32-year-old recently gushed about his fellow Bachelor in Paradise contestant Amanda Stanton, confessing to Entertainment Tonight, "I'm so in love right now."

Murray, who proposed to Andi Dorfman on season 10 of The Bachelorette, got a second shot at love on the ABC spin-off series – and seems to have found it!

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Nick Viall is ABC's next leading man, but even he is still in shock that he was tapped to headline season 21 of The Bachelor.

Three days after it was revealed on Bachelor in Paradise's after show that the 35-year-old will have his fourth shot at love on an ABC series, Viall says, "It hasn't quite sunk in yet."

"The look when it hasn't quite sunk in yet. Couldn't feel more fortunate. Incredibly thankful for all the support. We are going to have some fun! #thebachelor," Viall posted to Instagram Friday accompanied by a selfie of him looking surprised.

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Nick Viall is about to embark on his Bachelor journey to find love, and his ex Kaitlyn Bristowe is wishing him the best on the road ahead.

Following Tuesday evening's announcement that revealed 35-year-old Viall as the season 21 Bachelor, numerous members of the ABC family responded to the network's decision to name Viall as their newest leading man, including former Bachelorette star Bristowe.

"We both wish Nick well and good luck on his adventures!" 31-year-old Bristowe and her fiancé Shawn Booth said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

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Before Nick Viall was announced as The Bachelor's newest leading man, he was a contestant on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette – and things didn't go well.

In 2014, Dorfman left the Wisconsin native in shock after choosing Josh Murray's proposal over his ... but not before she and Viall had already been intimate.

In the former Bachelorette's new tell-all book It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Never After, she goes into explicit detail about the not-so-hot night she spent with Viall, now 35.

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Nick Viall is joining the Bachelor franchise for a fourth time, now as the leading man. But why couldn't he make it work before with not one, but two Bachelorettes?

The 35-year-old Wisconsin native was runner-up on both Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman's seasons, as well as a competitor on the current season of Bachelor in Paradise. Next January, he'll begin handing out the roses to his own crop of hopefuls.

The Tuesday night casting reveal was shocking for many reasons – including the fact that it likely means Viall's budding romance with Bachelor in Paradise's Jen Saviano doesn't work out.

Why has Viall been so unlucky in love?

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Nick Viall is the next Bachelor – and the choice was probably one of the most controversial ones the franchise has made in years.

That being said, Bachelor Nation is eager to reassure fans that Viall's intentions are pure – and that he's definitely learned from his past mistakes.

"I think it's a wonderful choice because Nick has this cool story of not being the most liked guy on TV the first couple of go-arounds," former Bachelor Sean Lowe told PEOPLE exclusively of the decision.

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On Tuesday evening, Bachelor audiences watched in surprise as Nick Viall was announced as the leading man for the upcoming season 21, a decision that longtime host Chris Harrison says "makes so much sense."

Viall, who is is currently appearing as a cast member on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise, has become a familiar face to ABC viewers throughout the past two years after he took the runner-up positions on both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe's seasons of The Bachelorette.

But ABC's decision to choose Viall as the next leading man came as a shock to many who suspected that either Luke Pell or Chase McNary – both fan favorites from JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette – would be selected.

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