Nick Viall on His Bachelor in Paradise Rivalry with Josh Murray: 'I Think Andi Will Like Watching It'
The BiP contestant also shares that Dorfman's tell-all book will be a topic of conversation this season
“I was more or less indifferent. Josh and I certainly didn’t have a relationship. We’re not friends,” Viall, 35, admitted of his relationship with Murray. “I don’t have any feelings about Josh one way or the other. I was more or less indifferent. I think a lot of people kind of made a big deal about some rivalry that didn’t really exist.”
Although it’s been two years since Viall and Murray competed for Dorfman’s love on season 10 of Bachelorette, the two Paradise cast members still don’t see eye-to-eye.
“I think you’ll find that when you watch the season that Josh maybe had a different feeling about it,” Viall said of 31-year-old Murray, who took home the final rose from Dorfman. “Sometimes that atmosphere can play with your ego a little bit and it might have played with his.”
“The only thing that I didn’t want to happen was to have it become something that it wasn’t,” Viall continued. “I think Josh took a different approach. It’ll be interesting. I think Andi will like watching it.”
Viall also revealed that Dorfman’s tell-all book, It’s Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Never After, will be addressed on this season of BiP: “My gut tells me the book will definitely come up on the show.”
Bachelor in Paradise returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET, followed by an all-new episode Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, both on ABC.