In an effort to stretch his less-than 15 minutes of fame and after expressing interest in life beyond the pool (anyone recall his “bid” to be the next Bachelor?) Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (28) is finally getting his own show.
Premiering in April on E! the six-episode reality show will be called What Would Ryan Lochte Do?
According to Entertainment Weekly it will “take viewers inside the unpredictable and offbeat life of the 2012 London Olympic Games’ breakout star.” We get to watch Lochte as he hunts for the “right gal” and “continues his training regimen.”
Ok, that’s interesting…I guess?
Now, just because he can swim, does not mean he’ll make good TV. But then again, we have Honey Boo-Boo and Jersey Shore raking in the ratings so perhaps this is exactly the type of show that people want to see these days.
After all, this is the man who has been described as a “male version of Jessica Simpson” and “America’s Sexiest Douchebag” . He could provide some awkward TV moments to say the least.
“How many people fall in love with the smartest guy in the class? They fall for the fastest swimmer,” E! President Suzanne Kolb told EW.
I guess we’ll find out!
In lieu of a trailer, here’s a little sample of how Ryan appears on camera in various interviews. It should give you a flavour of what you can potentially expect from his show.
So the question is…will you be watching?