Dancing with the Stars season 23 is set to premiere on Monday September 12, which means it’s time to rev up the rumor mill!
The latest DWTS spoiler comes from People magazine. Disgraced Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte, is reportedly vying for a spot in the new cast in order to rehabilitate his damaged image. The athlete has lost a slew of sponsorships after he lied to authorities about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. No, in reality, he and his bro-friends vandalized a gas station bathroom, and the proprietor was so freaked out by the belligerent and drunk group that he pulled a gun.
Controversial public figures are a regular thing on DWTS (think Bristol Palin and Paula Deen). And the beleaguered celebs often use the show as part of their personal rehabilitation project.
Also, E! News reports that talk show host/model/actress/author/activist Amber Rose will also be joining the cast. If you need a memory jog, you may have heard of her via ex-boyfriend Kanye West, who said some pretty nasty slut-shaming stuff about her after their split.
Other celebs in talks for this season include Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and former Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters star Jake T. Austin. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles would LOVE to join the new season, but her busy schedule will keep her off the dance floor for now.
The full Dancing with the Stars season 23 lineup will be revealed in an official announcement on Good Morning America Tuesday Aug. 30.