Brian Williams Reveals He’s a Bachelorette Fan, Says “Juan Pablo Was a Troubled Man”

B-Dubs and The Bachelorette! Fun-loving NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams revealed on Late Night With Seth Meyers Monday, July 7, that he’s a big fan of ABC’s smash reality show.

“My wife [Jane] and I are up to speed,” Williams, one of the most trusted journalists in the world, said of watching Andi Dorfmans current season. “We have our own opinions about Andi—and as Juan Pablo kind of divided us viewers, I think, into separate camps… Juan Pablo was a troubled man—and Andi has a huge choice to make and I think home visits will prove a lot.”

The fandom over the reality TV show spreads throughout his family—including his daughter, Girls star Allison Williams. Brian said he planned to watch the Bachelorette at Allison’s “invitation only viewing party” after his pre-taped interview with Meyers. “After tonight, Seth, I think this will be a kind of new era going forward,” Williams said.

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The off-duty rapper, 55, added that he and his wife have nicknames for each of the remaining suitors. “Not all are suitable for family viewing even at this hour,” Williams quipped.

As an expert of the smash franchise, Williams also compared the rose ceremonies to America’s electoral process. “Just as I wouldn’t speculate going into an election night, I can’t speculate on the outcome, except to say, Andi we’re with you,” he said.

Indeed, Monday night’s Bachelorette episode was a difficult one to watch, especially after Dorfman and her four remaining suitors, Nick, Chris, Josh, and Marcus, learned of contestant Eric Hill’s tragic death.

Watch Williams’ explain more about the Bachelorette above!

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