Looking for Love: Catching Kelce

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NFL fans who are used to watching Travis Kelce on Sundays will get the chance to see a whole ‘nother side of him this fall. The Kansas City Chiefs’ pro-bowl tight end will star in his own reality dating TV show on E! Network.

‘Catching Kelce’ (which admittedly sounds like slang for a STD you wouldn’t want to catch)  will make its debut on October 5th at 9 p.m. E.T. The show’s format is comparable to other popular dating shows such as ‘The Bachelor’.

50 women vying for Kelce’s affection, one from each state, will be featured on the show to start, and he decides who stays and who goes home. Kelce has been fielding several interviews recently to discuss and promote the show.

On the Doug Gottlieb Show, Kelce revealed that he had multiple reasons for jumping on to the series.

“I’ve always been interested in the TV aspect of things,” he said. “There’s also the aspect of the love life. I’ve been so focused on my career. I’m telling you: It’s hard to go in front of the camera and not be yourself, so I had to be in it for the right reasons. . . .” The pro bowler reiterated this during his recent appearance on the Today Show by saying that he’s “looking for love”.

Fans who are familiar with Kelce will tell you he’s a perfect candidate for a reality TV show. Kelce’s performances on the field are only superseded by his comical touchdown dances and antics that coincide with them. His humor and eccentric fashion have helped define his charismatic persona on and off the field since he entered the league in 2013. During this time he has also developed a reputation of being extremely candid. Last week on the ‘Andy Cohen Show’, the tight end was asked a series of dating deal breaker questions by ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star Ramona Singer. Sex after the third date? That sounds about right according to Kelce. Fake boobs? Kelce said that’s not a deal breaker. A girl who constantly takes selfies? “Definitely a deal breaker.”

Filming for ‘Catching Kelce’ happened during this year’s off-season, but many teams and fans become concerned anytime an athlete enters the world of entertainment. Rest assured that Kelce’s on the field performance won’t suffer. The Cleveland native told the Kansas City Star that he is “100 percent focused on football, and ready to rock and roll.”

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