William Shatner Asks Nick Viall To Accept “Peace Rose” To End Feud

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William Shatner Nick Viall Feud

By Shari Weiss

William Shatner Nick Viall Feud

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William Shatner tweeted Nick Viall a peace offering on Thursday, after an unexpected feud started over “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars.”

As Gossip Cop reported, Viall performed fairly well on the “Dancing with the Stars” premiere on Monday. But Shatner, who is a fan of the ABC ballroom competition, fired off a number of tweets telling followers not to vote him. In fact, the actor was actively campaigning for Viall to be eliminated, and even told his partner Peta Murgatroyd, “Peta, you know I love you. Congratulations on becoming a mommy. Just can’t cheer you on this season. Love to Maks & Shia.”

In various tweets, Shatner explained that his beef with Viall stems from the reality star’s appearances on “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor In Paradise,” and “The Bachelor.” The “Star Trek” star criticized, “He lives up to the homonym of his last name.” Viall responded to one of the tweets with a sad-faced emoji, and “DWTS” host Tom Bergeron actually stepped in to mediate. He tweeted on Wednesday, “Happy Birthday to my pal @WilliamShatner! Any chance I can negotiate a truce between you & @viallnicholas28??”

Well, now Shatner is extending an olive branch of sorts. He tweeted on Thursday afternoon, “Hey @viallnicholas28 Will you accept this [peace rose]?” But there was also a backhanded compliment, as Shatner added, “As a Dad w/ daughters I’m not happy w/ what you’ve done in the past Maybe you’ve matured now?” Gossip Cop will update should Viall respond.

UPDATE: Bergeron revealed on Twitter, “Hey, @viallnicholas28 & @PetaMurgatroyd! I just stopped by @WilliamShatner’s office on my way to @DancingABC. Peace is at hand!” That prompted Shatner to say, “Saw Nick Viall dance. He can really dance. I hope he’s as good a lover.” Viall later replied to Shatner, saying, “Always been a fan on this end Captain!! Happy Belated Birthday.”

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