Ryan Lochte Scores E! Reality Show

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss


Ryan Lochte’s reality show dreams are coming true. On Monday, E! president Suzanne Kolb announced that the Olympic gold medalist will star in a six-episode series called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”

“Ryan Lochte captured everyone’s attention at the Summer Olympics with his athletic prowess and his utterly unique and unaffected approach to life,” Kolb said during a Television Critics Association session in Pasadena, Calif. Kolb added, “He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun. Watching this show, I believe people will fall into three categories: they want to be him, sleep with him or mother him.”

The show will focus on all facets of Lochte’s life, from his training for the 2016 Olympic Games to his party-heavy social life, as well as his upcoming fashion line and his media appearances. Lochte’s friends and family will also be featured, and part of the series will spotlight his quest for a long-lasting girlfriend.

Last year, the swimmer made cameos on “90210” and “30 Rock,” and revealed he’d love to be on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars.” In August, Lochte’s agent confirmed they were weighing reality show offers. “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” will premiere in April.

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