Lochte stripped down for a sexy salsa number with Cheryl Burke, losing his shirt first and then his pants, leaving him only in some boxer-like neon-yellow shorts. Apparently, with Burke’s hands all over him, stripping him down, Lochte couldn’t help but get a little excited and those yellow shorts didn’t do him any favors.
Luckily, it was all taken in good humor.
“I feel overdressed,” Tom Bergeron told the dancing couple, who completed their tiny outfits with some neon paint.
Burke stepped in front of Lochte to shield him saying, “I’ll cover him up a little.”
To which Bergeron quipped, “All right, we don’t want to see how excited he is about the comments.”
Twitter, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind Lochte’s lack of helpful clothing.
The judges didn’t comment on Lochte’s bulge, but instead moved on to comments about the dance, Turns out, Lochte had a reason to be excited because he scored a solid 30 out of 40 points for his performance.
He also made it through to the next week of the show, while (spoiler alert) Amber Rose and her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were sent packing tonight.
After a rough beginning and that Olympics scandal, Lochte seems to be making a comeback through his time on Dancing with the Stars.
And he’s got a lot to be happy about, other than just being on the show. He recently got engaged to girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid.
“My family says, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little too soon?’ I’m like, ‘Can you put a time on love? Can you?'” Lochte told USA Today Sports. “When I realized this was ‘the one’ was when she stuck behind me through this. She still loves me and she’s still right there with me.”
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