ABC Disappoints, Allows Lochte On DWTS (And The Lineup Is...)

DANCING WITH THE STARS season 23 lineup

Despite being a raging attention whore and outright fabricator of misleading information, and being in the middle of being dropped by his major sponsors, it would seem that ABC can see nothing but gold in the ratings for the 23rd season of Dancing With the Stars by allowing Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, the Olympic gas station vandal, on the show.

As it was, the swimmer was already signed up to the show before he went off the deep end (no pun intended) out in Rio. But after his little debacle, there were questions as to whether ABC would let him be on the show or not. But alas, ABC is not stupid and they see a ratings magnet when they have one.

Rating magnets can range from those who dumb things while representing the U.S., to people who are overcoming distinct physical challenges. No, I don't mean the 70-year-olds that can't move to save their life that somehow, magically, manage to survive more elimination rounds than they should!

But this is TV and that's what the majority of viewers like seeing. So we get to watch this guy try to dance.Lochte claims he doesn't dance and this is all new to him, so for those of you who will watch, it should be interesting. That is, if you believe him about that.


Lochte will be going up against these other "Dancing guest stars:"

Amber Rose
Laurie Hernandez
Maureen McCormick
Terra Jole
Marilu Henner
Vanilla Ice
Calvin Johnson
Jake T. Austin
James Hinchcliffe
Rick Perry
Jana Kramer

And poor Cheryl Burke is paired up with the grounded swimmer.

Here are the pro/star pairings for DWTS's 23rd season:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Amber Rose
Valentin Chmerkovskiy & Laurie Hernandez
Artem Chigvintsev & Maureen McCormick
Sasha Farber & Terra Jole
Derek Hough & Marilu Henner
Witney Carson & Vanilla Ice
Lindsay Arnold & Calvin Johnson
Jenna Johnson & Jake T. Austin
Allison Holker & Babyface
Sharna Burgess & James Hinchcliffe
Emma Slater & Rick Perry
Cheryl Burke & Ryan Lochte
Gleb Savchenko & Jana Kramer


The new season will premiere on Monday, Sept. 12th.

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