Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke are set to draw many eyes on the premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Sept. 12, and in a way, that’s what Cheryl wants! She spoke exclusively to HollywoodLife.com about his amazing talent.
“[Ryan Lochte]s’ an athlete, so he’s naturally a hard worker, but every single day he just comes in with a really great attitude. He’s a great guy,” Cheryl Burke told HollywoodLife.com during an interview in which she also discussed that she will be adding additional pieces to her fitness line cee bee by Cheryl Burke on QVC this week.
While Ryan may not have the best reputation after the Rio games, but Cheryl was pleasantly surprised by him — and hopes that America will be too.
“He’s very humble, down to Earth and likes to have fun,” she told us. “Every single day that we work on his dancing, he comes back with a huge improvement the next day, and he really wants to win the mirrorball trophy!” Cheryl, who took off the past three seasons, also added she’s excited for people to “see him in a different light and give him a chance.”
We know that Ryan’s also really focused on strictly staying positive, regardless of what’s going on outside of the show. Our insider actually told us that he’s not letting anything “get to him — mentally or emotionally.” Well, that’s good news!
Of course, Ryan’s not the only Olympian competing — Laurie Hernandez will also be fighting for the mirrorball trophy, and Cheryl thinks that she is actually their biggest competition. “She will definitely be someone to look out for,” she told us. However, we also know that Amber Rose has been “fire” during rehearsals — which isn’t surprising. We know the girl can move!
Dancing with the Stars kicks off on Sept. 12 at 8PM ET on ABC.