Chad Ochocinco to star in reality dating show

Thu, Mar 11

It's not going to be hard to find 85 women who want to date Chad Ochocinco.

On Thursday, VH1 announced that the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, who this week is in Los Angeles training for ABC's Dancing With the Stars, will star in a reality dating show this summer.

"The Tournament" will start with Ochocinco finding 85 women interested in dating him. Then, during the first of 10 episodes, Ochocinco will narrow the playing field down to 16 -- four from each region of the country. That's when the real competition begins.

"Ochocinco is one of the most electrifying individuals in sports today. His bigger-than-life personality on- and off-the-field and his notorious skills as a social networker, connecting daily with his fans, makes him a perfect fit for VH1," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of VH1, in a statement. "This show will not only give viewers a look inside his professional life, but also reveal his softer more romantic side when playing a very different kind of game."