Former Bachelor Nick Viall Urges Peter Weber To ‘Listen To The Producers’

Peter Weber just returned from filming his season of The Bachelor, but he’s about to relive the “journey” along with the rest of Bachelor Nation when it airs on January 6.

Chris Harrison and Peter Weber | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images
Chris Harrison and Peter Weber | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

He was recently photographed watching the Rams game along with Dylan Barbour and Tyler Cameron in Los Angeles. But Weber’s left hand was out of sight so there’s no telling if he’s got an engagement ring on or not.

Nick Viall’s ‘Bachelor’ advice for Peter Weber

Nick Viall is a Bachelor franchise veteran. He was the runner-up on The Bachelorette (twice), went on to star in The Bachelor, and even appeared on Bachelor In Paradise. Though he may not be able to provide the best relationship advice, he certainly knows a thing or two about reality TV stardom. With the fame he cultivated from The Bachelor, he started his own podcast, became an actor and, of course, he’s not above selling stuff on Instagram from time to time.

His Bachelor advice to Weber is this: “Listen to the producers. Don’t be stupid. Stay off social media.”

Viall isn’t immune to the social media hate reality stars are often subjected to. His “stay off social media” advice is probably more of a warning than actual advice. Pilot Pete’s a likable guy, but every franchise lead receives a good amount of negativity on social media–it’s an unfortunate side-effect of the gig.

As for the “listen to the producers” advice, Viall’s been open about his trust in the show’s producers before.

He just had former bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe on his podcast, The Viall Files, and the two discussed how they feel the show’s producers truly are trying to help leads find their best match.

“[Producers are] really good at picking your brain and getting in there and helping you grow and figuring out if you’d actually work with someone. Like I truly believe that,” said Bristowe. Viall agreed.

Hannah Brown trusted her ‘Bachelorette’ producers

When Hannah Brown was the bachelorette, she grew to love and trust her producers as well. When the show ended, she posted a series of photos to Instagram of her with her producers and a heartfelt caption dedicated to them.

“regardless of what any outsiders might think, my producers (and all the people behind this show for that matter) put everything into making sure I shine, I’m fulfilled, and loved during this journey. Do they make entertaining television? sure—and they’re damn good at it too. but I’m thankful they always tried to put the human Hannah, not the Bachelorette Hannah first,” wrote Brown.

She continued: “I’ve learned so so much and I’m so thankful for this group of humans who challenged me, encouraged me, and gave me the opportunities to grow into the woman I always have been—and to be really proud of THAT girl. Thanks for seeing more in me than a people pleasing, southern belle with a goofy smile plastered on her face. she gone. I love you all.”

It’s been said before, by past contestants/leads and viewers surmising, that Bachelor producers manipulate leads and contestants in order to make entertaining television. It seems it depends who you ask. According to Viall and Brown, they’re on your side, Peter.

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