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Ryan Lochte gets his own E! reality TV show

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Ryan Lochte of the United States looks on after he won the Final of the Men's 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is diving into the world of reality television with a six-episode series debuting in April.

Airing on the cable TV network E!, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" will follow the 28-year-old swimmer as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics while developing his fashion line, making media appearances, dealing with his family and friends, and searching for a girlfriend.

"Ryan Lochte captured everyone's attention at the Summer Olympics with his athletic prowess and his utterly unique and unaffected approach to life," E! Entertainment President Suzanne Kolb said Monday.

"He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun. Watching this show, I believe people will fall into three categories: they want to be him, sleep with him or mother him."

The show will include Lochte's family - his mother, Ike, his older married sisters Kristen and Megan, his younger brother and roommate Devon, and his nephews. Viewers will get to see the swimmer's eclectic collection of shoes that top out at more than 150 and the blinged-out accessories he favors.

Over the summer, Lochte and his mother made headlines after they both talked publicly about Lochte's love life and "one-night stands."

Lochte, whose signature catch phrase is the made-up word "Jeah!", will be seen hitting the clubs in Gainesville, Florida, where he lives, and training with coach Gregg Troy.

He won five medals, including two golds, at the London Olympics. In the post-Olympic whirlwind, Lochte guested on the CW series "90210" and swam against Prince Harry in an impromptu race in a Las Vegas hotel pool. He has also said he would do "Dancing With the Stars."

Lochte's agent, Erika Wright, serves as executive producer of the show.