Notorious boxer Mike Tyson is going to star in an episode of a new CBS reality show called “Same Name”. The former heavyweight champion will meet a male nurse having the same name as he does. What they will do is change places for a while…
Imagine how it would be like to go to the doctor’s office for a routine check-up and to have Mike Tyson take your temperature of check on your blood pressure. Well, the citizens in Michigan may very well have this opportunity. A brand new reality show on CBS, which is named “Same Name”, has celebrities change places with ordinary people which have the same name.
For the first episodes, among the celebrities called to get involved in the project, there was former boxer Mike Tyson. He has to change places with a male nurse also named Mike Tyson, who works in a clinic in Grand Rapids. When asked by the local TV station Newschannel 3 why he decided to say yes to this project, Tyson – the boxer – said that he likes doing bizarre things on TV. “I felt it was crazy and the more I kept associating with these kind of bizarre shows, like “Funny or Die” and all these things, I became somewhat used to making a fool of myself,” he said. “It comes pretty natural.”
Talking about the new self in a preview of the first Same Name episode, Tyson says that he may not be as charismatic as he was before but he is definitely opened to new things and this quality has led to his becoming a better man. On the other hand, nurse Tyson says that because of his name he got into several of fights in his lifetime.
While Tyson the celebrity had to put up with needles and an all white environment, Tyson the real nurse got to spend some quality time in the boxer’s home in Las Vegas.
Same Name starts on August 7 on CBS. The following episodes will star other celebrities such as NFL star Reggie Bush (ex boyfriends of reality show star Kim Kardashian), actress Kathy Griffin and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.