Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and former player, former analyst and current fake judge Warren Sapp are reportedly set to appear on Fox celebrity dating show "The Choice." It airs on Thursday nights starting June 7, and here's how it will work:
In the first round, celebrities will listen to "sexy singles" describe themselves. If the celebrity bachelor likes what he hears, instead of a big red button the star will pull his "love handle," spinning his chair around to bring him face-to-face with his potential mate. If more than one celebrity pulls their handle, they battle for her affection until the contestant decides who they prefer to date. Once each bachelor has his three prospective dates, the teams enter the "Speed Choice" round, where each woman has seconds to convince the man to select her for the final round. Then [host Cat] Deeley will pose a challenge question to the final two contestants. The winners get to go on one date with their celebrity.
In case you're worried that no one will want the football players, rest easy, because other "celebrities" include catches like Taylor Hicks and Rob Kardashian. Pauly D and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will also be on the show, so I'd estimate there's about a 60 percent chance one of them will end up trying to date Gronkowski.
Gronk should shine in such a format. He's outgoing, he's fun, he doesn't take himself too seriously, and he is, of course, fiesta. It also probably won't hurt that he and Suh are both young, fit and rich, with bright futures. And Sapp, he's … well, some ladies like a challenge.
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