While Kelce will determine who stays and who goes home in each episode, the women will decide which of their competitors gets to go on VIP dates with the Kansas City Chiefs tight end.
“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,” Jeff Olde, EVP, Programming and Development, E! The show is produced by Grandma’s House Entertainment.
So you’re sitting here trying to pick out that one Victoria and you’re saying Veronica.” Kelce also talked a little football during his chat with Gottlieb, as the Chiefs had quite a season last year.
“When you originally hear ‘dating TV reality show,’ you don’t just jump at it. I feel like a lot of NFL players, a lot of guys in the league, are trying to get out from under the helmet. I know there’s a lot of guys that would jump at the bit to date 50 women on TV.” That’s right. “The hardest part was that there was like three of them named Veronica and then there was one named Victoria.
“To be honest, a lot of things had to fall into place,” Kelce said. “I’m good with faces, not so good with names,” he said, laughing.
“I’ve always been interested in the TV aspect of things,” he said. I’m the big bad football player on a network (with) a fan base that has no (idea) really what sports is. It’s like, I’m doing this for the right reasons, so I need that out of you guys if I’m going to (do this).” But some of these girls have to be train wrecks, right? “You’re definitely going to see the train wrecks.” You’re also going to see Kelce struggle with names – or just avoid saying them altogether.
Everybody wants to present that awesome image for everybody watching, and that’s part of the difficulty.
OK, maybe she knew I was an editor at the Huffington Post who'd come to Las Vegas to cover the Adult Entertainment Expo, and that I was trying to get a good story.
Kelce, 26, thought this show would be a good opportunity from a branding standpoint and, yes, a chance to find love. 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. You will definitely see me challenge these girls and let them know I’m in it for the right reasons.