Olympic champ Ryan Lochte has ‘90210’ cameo

By NATALIE ROTMAN

The Associated Press

Published: August 16, 2012 11:21AM
Updated: August 16, 2012 09:04PM
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Ryan Lochte waves to the crowd after receiving his Gold Medal after winning the Men's 400m Individual Medley during the evening session of the swimming competition Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Aquatics Centre. John Leyba, The Denver Post

Los Angeles • Olympic champion Ryan Lochte put his toe in the acting pool for a cameo appearance on the CW drama series “90210.”

The swimmer says it was his first acting gig and he was “really nervous” because he “didn’t want to mess it up.”

He says “everyone was really nice. They helped me out,” adding: “Hopefully, I killed it through the end.”

Lochte won five medals, including two gold medals, in swimming events at the London Olympics.

The “90210” episode with Lochte will air at 9 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 29.

The show’s producers say there’s no water involved in the scene, adding that Lochte “deserves a little rest on dry land.”

He attended the premiere of “The Expendables 2” in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.