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U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte dives into ‘Dancing With The Stars’

In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AP

Ryan Lochte is diving into a new competition - the Olympic gold medalist is joining ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Lochte signed on for Season 23 of “DWTS” following his Rio robbery scandal, in which he said he “overexaggerated” his story about being robbed at gunpoint. In wake of the controversy, four of Lochte’s sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren, dropped him Monday and he is awaiting punishment from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

READ: Text of apology from Ryan Lochte

Meanwhile, several producers and on-air talent were reportedly “embarrassed” by NBC weatherman Al Roker’s comments on Lochte, Page Six reported, citing an unnamed source.

“He lied. He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom, (and) he left his teammates hanging while he skedaddled,” Roker said.

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