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Dancing With the Stars: Ryan Lochte Reportedly Joins Season 23 Cast

Dancing With the Stars Ryan Lochte Cast Season 23

All that tap-dancing Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte did regarding his Rio “robbery”? Turns out, it was practice.

The American gold medalist will be part of Dancing With the Stars‘ Season 23 cast, USA Today reports.

Per the newspaper, Lochte’s team was in talks with the ABC competition series prior to his participation in this year’s games — and his involvement in what he first described as an armed robbery in Brazil (but later admitted that he over-exaggerated the claim).

The reality series’ support comes soon after Lochte was dropped by four major sponsors — including Speedo and Polo Ralph Lauren — for lying about being the victim of an incident in which he and three teammates claimed men dressed as Brazilian law-enforcement officials trained guns on them as they demanded money.

DWTS rep said the show does not comment on casting rumors. The official Season 23 announcement will take place on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Lochte is no stranger to series TV: He was the star of E!’s What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and made appearances on 90210 and 30 Rock.

Finally, it would be petty to say we called this DWTS development… so we’ll just leave this right here, instead.

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