Looks like there’s already some good chemistry between ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 23 pair Cheryl Burke and Ryan Lochte! In fact, the swimmer was caught giving his partner quite the loving look when they appeared on ‘GMA’ for the cast announcement. Check out the pic!
Ryan Lochte, 32, and Cheryl Burke, 32, showed up to Good Morning America alongside Tom Bergeron, 61, Val Chmerkovskiy, 30, and Laurie Hernandez, 16, to reveal the cast of Season 23. While Cheryl was giving an interview about her return to the show, Ryan was right by her side, staring right at her as if he totally adored her. Could he already be crushin’ on his gorgeous pro partner?!
Obviously, appearing on Dancing With The Stars comes at an interesting time for the Olympian: For the last few weeks, he’s been in the headlines for lying about being robbed during the Olympic Games in Rio. Before being announced as a DWTS contestant, Ryan admitted to lying about having a gun cocked to his head during the incident, and revealed, “I take full responsibility. I’m human. I made a mistake. A very big mistake.”
As we previously reported, Ryan’s now focusing on winning over the judges with his hard work and dance skills, and wants to make sure this incident won’t have an affect on how he’s seen on the show. “He’s hoping that the audience respects how hard he is working and will judge him on that over the Rio controversy,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
DWTS premieres on Sept. 12. Stars like Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Maureen McCormick, Jana Kramer and more will also be hitting the ballroom — and we totally cannot wait!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ryan and Cheryl would make a cute couple? Why do you think he was staring at her like that? And finally — how do you think he’ll do on DWTS?