Ryan Lochte Reveals He's in Talks With E! for His Own Reality Show (EXCLUSIVE)
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has certainly been a hot commodity since the Summer Olympics in which he captured 11 medals, the public’s admiration, several new sponsors and a lot of interest from various television networks and producers.
The 28-year-old, who recently shot a cameo for The CW’s upcoming season of 90210, did tell us that there was one network in particular that he has his eyes on: The E! Network.
“Yeah, we’re talking to them right now,” Lochte said of the cable channel.
What would his E! show be about?
“Pretty much, they follow me on my normal day, just training, doing my own fashion line,” he described.
And as for why he thinks the show would be a hit against all the other reality fare on TV, the athlete said, “It’s real. It’s not fake or anything like that.”
“It’s gonna be me, me being myself,” he continues. “And I’m pretty much going to show the world that and my new fashion line.”
The athlete hasn’t been shy about his aspirations to break into reality TV and has made it clear on several occasions that he’d love to be on ABC’s The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars.
“Whether it be The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars or other sitcoms,” he told us. “You know what, me and my team are going to have to sit down and actually decide on what route we want to go to and what shows we’re actually going to do.”
If Lochte does land a reality show, he would join runner Sanya Richards-Ross, who was the first athlete from the London games to sign on for an unscripted TV show with WE.
For more from our interview with Lochte, watch him on The Daily Buzz.
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