ABC’s The Bachelor just aired it’s finale (and, of course, the drama-filled After the Final Rose special) last Monday, but Bachelor Nick Viall and his fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi and moving on from reality dating shows…
…To reality competition shows instead.
That’s right, Nick is already hard at work prepping for his time on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars which starts THIS Monday, aka not even eight days after his last show wrapped up. In that week, Viall and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, have been practicing plenty. And in true DWTS fashion, they’ve already come up with a truly incredible team name.
Meet team Baby got Bach!
As you can probably guess, the team was named for Viall’s Bachelor-franchise roots and Murgatroyd’s new baby boy, Shai. And though only Nick and Peta will be dancing, they’re counting Vanessa and Shai as honorary members of the team.
We gotta say, though. We’re not sure Team Baby Got Bach has little Shai’s full support. He might have split his loyalties between them and the similarly-awesome named Team Maksimum Heat.
After all, fellow competitor Maksim Chmerkovskiy is his dad!
But maybe Nick doesn’t need the extra support. After all, according to his DWTS Facebook Live interview, Bachelor is the hardest thing he’s ever done.
So after that, dancing must be a breeze, right?
“They’re both incredibly difficult,” Nick said, comparing the two shows. “Being the Bachelor might be one of the hardest things ever. Dancing hurts, like physically is painful, but being the Bachelor is an emotionally — it’s a lot of emotional pain.”
It doesn’t help that Nick is going up against some seriously scary competition. It’s not just Heather Morris who danced it up on Glee — he’s also fighting Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, popstar Normani Kordei, and NFL pro Rashad Jennings.
Normani’s so ready to take the stage that she’s even teaching her parnter Val Chmerkovskiy some of her own choreography.
We take it back. Nick is going to need all the support he can get! At least he and Peta already have their rhythm down.
Good luck, Team Baby Got Bach!