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Yep, Ryan Lochte's gonna be on DWTS

U.S. Swim Team member Ryan Lochte, who made headlines with the world's most notorious bathroom break during the Rio Olympics, is officially joining "Dancing With the Stars," ABC confirmed. The move had been widely speculated about and could serve as a comeback tour following Lochte's travails abroad.

AP photo

Lochte, who has kept kind of quiet following his apologetic interview with NBC's Matt Lauer following the mess in Brazil, tweeted out this happy photo:

Lochte joins an eclectic cast:  Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jake T. Austin, James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Laurie Hernandez, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick, Rick Perry, Terra Jolé and Vanilla Ice, according to ABC.

The new season starts Sept. 12.


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