What Ryan Lochte Says Leaves TV Anchors in Tears ... of Laughter [Video]
A new E! show asks, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
Well, the answer is: Make two veteran TV anchors howl with laughter after an interview.
The Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer appeared on "Good Day Philly" to promote his new reality series, which debuts Sunday night. But in classic Lochte fashion, he stumbled over his words and even paused for five or so seconds (an eternity in live television).
When anchor Mike Jerrick asked what kind of line a woman could use on him, Lochte fell completely silent. Then, anchor Sheinelle Jones prompted him to talk about balancing partying with training, and Lochte dropped one of his sage pieces of advice: "My philosophy is if you're a man at night, you've got to be a man in the morning."
After the awkward interview, Lochte's satellite feed cuts off, and Jerrick and Jones began cracking up. Jones doubled over with laughter and had to wipe away tears. An amused Jerrick, meanwhile, wondered, "Seriously, how are they going to get enough material [for a whole season]?"
"We are so going to get in trouble!" Jones exclaimed.
Lochte fared a little better today on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," keeping to safe topics like the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and his rival, Michael Phelps.
"He told everyone that he's done swimming. He's done with the sport. I don't believe him," Lochte said.
To the audience's delight, DeGeneres flashed a few photos of Lochte wearing nothing but a barely there Speedo. He's comfortable with baring his skin, though he said, "I also like getting all dressed up -- looking really sharp."
He could have the best of both worlds with his sexy present from the host -- a white shirt with a see-through panel in the front!
During his whirlwind press tour, Lochte has said he is still a swimmer more than anything, though he has dabbled in acting with cameos on "90210" and "30 Rock." While he is focused on Rio, he's also looking forward to time in the spotlight, which the new reality show will help with. His role model? A fellow E! star -- Kim Kardashian!
"She started from nothing and now look at her," Lochte tells TVGuide.com. "She can't walk down the street without someone noticing her. You ask anyone in this whole entire world and they're gonna know who Kim Kardashian is. That's what I want. I like it."