The offseason isn’t even here yet and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is already winning it. This week he’s in Hawaii after being voted to the first Pro Bowl of his career, on Friday he signed five-year $46 million extension with the Chiefs and it was also announced that he would be starring in his own reality dating show.
“On top of being a well-respected athlete, Travis has a fun-loving, over the top personality that draws people to him, and we are excited to give our viewers an up-close look at his search for love,” said Jeff Olde of E!.
Here are the details of how the show will work when ‘Catching Kelce’ premieres later this year from Deadline:
“Fifty eligible women, one from each state in the U.S. will be invited to Los Angeles as Kelce searches for that special someone to become his lifelong “teammate.” Kelce will be joined by famous friends and family to help him along his journey, but in the series finale, only he can decide who is the right woman for him. The dating series has a twist, though. While Kelce will be deciding who stays in the house and who is sent home along the way, the women are able to strategically decide who is attending the all-important group dates. The debate becomes: do you pick your friends and keep those loyalties strong, or choose the ‘weakest’ contenders to make yourself stand out? Lines will be drawn and friendships will be tested as the women pick and choose who gets the extra time with this football superstar.”
While I know he supposedly has a girlfriend, I have to believe that Rob Gronkowski was approached for this show first. Though Kelce is a budding star in the NFL, he doesn’t quite have the same name recognition as Gronk and wouldn’t seem to be the type of guy to draw a big audience for this type of show. That being said, it seems everything E! touches these days turns into gold, so I hope for the best for him.