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Ryan Lochte Dives Into '90210' Guest Gig

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Ryan Lochte is going from the Olympic pool to a pool of drama.

The 11-time Olympic medalists will make his TV series debut in an October episode of the CW's youth-skewing drama 90210, the network announced Tuesday.

Lochte, fresh off his five-medal haul in London, will cameo as himself in the Oct. 29 episode when pops up at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying to strengthen their relationship.

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"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! Team USA are all-stars in our book, and we're so excited he's making an appearance on the show. 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,” executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen said in a joint statement announcing the news.

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The casting comes as Lochte is gaining attention from reality series including Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor.

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