Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Ochocinco will follow up his appearance this season on “Dancing with the Stars” with his own reality dating show on VH1.
The NFL player is heading to the network with “The Tournament,” the working title for the series that will follow the 32-year-old father of four over the course of ten weeks as he looks for someone to become his leading lady in life.
And the spotlight, for a show with a proven history of being a popularity contest (remember Jerry Rice? Because we’re about to give you the “are they or aren’t they? Ochocinco and Burke will appear on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” Friday (April 9) to continue dancing around the dating rumors.
) keep one in the spotlight during a “Dancing With the Stars” season. So could it be that these forced-sounding dating rumors between Ochocinco and his pro partner, Cheryl Burke, are just that? Well, if that’s the case, then we’re guilty of biting.
Cheryl Burke, Chad Ochocinco's dancing partner on "Dancing With The Stars," appeared on Ellen De Generes' show last week and admitted to having a "fling" with the Bengals receiver.
What good is his dating show if he’s already taken?
According to VH1, the first episode will follow Chad as he crosses the country meeting women who want to date him.
During that episode, he will then narrow the list down to 16, four women from each of the four regions of the country. “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 premieres on ABC on March 22.
Like a lot of your (former dance) partners have bought you a ,000 ring? Ellen: Because you know people would say something like that would mean that you’re dating.
To add fuel to the rumor mill fire, expect to see the dance partners dish on that ,000 (yes, four zeroes) ring Ochocinco purchased for Burke — which she rocks on her ring finger. Here’s a sneak peak at their “Ellen” interview that touches on the fact that the football wide receiver shelled out a healthy chunk of change to put a ring on it: Ellen: So this is like a thank you. Not even my ex-boyfriends would do this for me, Chad: I just raised the bar then.