An athlete who just won an Olympic medal as part of the U.S. team competing in PyeongChang is partnering with Ellen DeGeneres to launch a reality TV series.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that DeGeneres and figure skater Adam Rippon, who won a bronze medal at the Winter Games, are working on the project. Details about the program are not known.
The report quotes an inside source saying of Rippon: “He gave his first televised interview after the Olympics to Ellen, and now they’re going into business together. During the Olympics, she reached out to him and had to meet him.”
The report cites another source who says Rippon may begin appearing regularly as a correspondent for DeGeneres’ daytime show. “He’s definitely coming back,” the source said. “They don’t know how many episodes or in what capacity, but it’ll be more than one show. It hasn’t been totally ironed out, but it’ll be a semi-regular appearance.”
Rippon broke ground as the first openly gay male U.S. athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics.