From the looks of it, Michael Phelps isn’t the only Olympic swimmer to appear on television. Ryan Lochte prepares to make his acting debut in “90210” as guest star.
The competition between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps has never been more cutthroat. Both of them have been hinting at new TV projects and while Michael Phelps already scored a reality show deal, Ryan Lochte is preparing for an acting debut. According to TVLine, Ryan Lochte will make his acting debut in an upcoming episode of “90210”.
Executive Producers Patti Car and Lara Olsen for “90210” are thrilled with Ryan Lochte’s guest staring in their TV series. “When we found out Ryan Lochte was going to be in town and might appear on ‘90210’, we felt like we’d won a gold medal” said the show’s producers.
“Team USA are all-stars in our book, and we’re so excited he’s making an appearance on the show” the producers’ statement adds. “We only wish the episode was a surf event so we could have gotten him in the water, but he deserves a little rest on dry land” producers concluded.
Ryan Lochte’s guest starring and acting debut in “90210” will air October 29. Ryan Lochte will play himself, so he won’t be having any potential challenges in creating his character. The Olympic swimmer will show up at a resort where Naomi and Max will be vacationing.
Since the recent 2012 Olympic Games in London, Ryan Lochte has been pretty vocal about his TV projects. “I’m definitely looking towards Dancing With The Stars and The Bachelor, so we’ll see what happens” the Olympic swimmer said in an interview for “Today”.
He even launched a sort of challenge for Michael Phelps. “Since I’m used to competing against Michael Phelps, I’d have him on the [Dancing With The Stars]. I could do ‘Dancing With The Stars’! Yeah, I think so” Ryan Lochte told Us Weekly.
Around that time, Ryan Lochte’s Sports Agent Erika Wright told The Hollywood Reporter: “I cannot tell you the exact shows, but two different reality show concepts have been offered and one additional is being discussed”.
Well, until we get to see Ryan Lochte’s showing off his skills at “Dancing With The Stars” we’ll get a preview of his acting career in “90210”. Are you excited?