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Ryan Lochte Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2016-08-25 03-07-12

Ryan Lochte was dropped by four major sponsor this week but there’s one corporation that reportedly isn’t shying away from the shamed Olympic swimmer — and that’s ABC.

The gold medalist who left Rio in a flood of controversy last week is going to be a contestant on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars,” according to USA Today, who reports that Lochte locked down a deal with the show before his Olympic scandal.

When asked for comment, ABC told TheWrap: “We don’t confirm on casting rumors.” The network is announcing the full cast on Aug. 30 via “Good Morning America” ahead of the season premiere on Monday, Sept. 12.