Ryan Lochte Says He Turned Down 'The Bachelor' and 'Dancing with the Stars'


Ryan Lochte (Getty)

Instead of acting like a total goofball in his new E! reality series, Ryan Lochte could have been handing out roses on The Bachelor or shaking his groove thang on Dancing with the Stars.

During Monday's E! upfronts presentation in New York City, the Olympian told a reporter, “They asked me if I would [do The Bachelor] or Dancing with the Stars. And I was like, ‘Why don’t I just have my own reality TV show, and just put it all in there myself? Do it my own way.’”

It's unclear who "they" are — Actual producers from the shows? Lochte's agent? His mom? — but one thing is certain: Ryan Lochte would have been epically hilarious as The Bachelor. It's really a crying shame that the world has been denied such potential awesomeness. Date conversation could have been done away with completely. Rose ceremonies would have gone on for hours as Lochte struggled to remember all of the women's names. Just think of the possibilities! Do we need to start another White House petition to make this happen?

What Would Ryan Lochte Do? airs Sunday nights at 10/9c on E!.


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