Coming up tonight at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan sits down with swimmer Ryan Lochte, approaching his interview with the recently-minted 28-year-old in a way that only he can.
Joined in London by the man who recently collected five medals – including two golds – the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host is more interested in diamonds:
"I want to see the grill. Where’s this famous thing you’ve got?," asks Morgan, referencing the now iconic jeweled mouthpiece which features an American flag design.
As Lochte removes the bite-sized bling from his pocket, Morgan surmises "You love this, don’t you?"
Celebrating his birthday Friday, Lochte quickly agrees: "Oh I do. I love it."
Seated next to his Olympic champion son, Steve Lochte admits to being on board with all things bedazzled, noting, "I love it...It’s style."
And with that, Morgan dives in, popping the grill in his own mouth, choosing humor over hygiene: "Oh yeah, it feels so good."
Rumored to be valued anywhere from 15 to 25-thousand dollars, Morgan passes the piece back to Lochte, who accepts it gingerly, and explains his thinking behind the purchase:
"You know, it’s I guess part of my personality, letting everyone know that I’m not taking, I mean, I am taking this seriously but there’s so much more to life than just swimming. And that’s what I want people to know that I’m having fun doing this."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as the man who's trained against Michael Phelps for eight years reveals his ideal deserted island date.
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