Optus launches Ian Thorpe chat show featuring ‘hilarious pool related activities’

Telco Optus has created an online chatshow featuring former swimmer Ian Thorpe interviewing Australian sporting personalities in a pool in Rio.

The first two episodes see the swimmer chat to cyclist Anna Meares, and rugby players Ed Jenkins and Ellia Green.

Each episode, available on social media, sees Thorpe wearing a suit while floating on the pool.

According to a press release from Optus, Thorpe said: “The series is going to be pretty unique as there aren’t too many other social media talk shows out there. We’ll show a different side to our athletes, hilarious pool related activities and the opportunity to give back to the fans ­ so it’s definitely one not to miss.”

In the first two videos the “hilarious pool related activities” include tipping Green into the water and giving Meares a wet box of chocolates.

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