'Defeated!' Ryan Lochte Gives Up On 'DWTS' Dream

DWTS Feud Ryan Lochte Cheryl Burke Cast

Sep. 26 2016, Updated 9:29 p.m. ET

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DWTS Feud Ryan Lochte Cheryl Burke Cast

Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars is turning out to be the most explosive season ever! As controversial contestant Ryan Lochte and his partner, Cheryl Burke, get ready for this week's face-off rounds, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the Olympic swimmer has all but thrown in the towel. Click through 7 shocking photos to find out why this might very well be the last dance for the doomed duo!

*EXCLUSIVE* Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke get ready to dance at the “DWTS” studio

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: AKM-GSI

Lochte did not look like a happy camper after leaving rehearsals last week, and for good reason!

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This is the moment Ryan Lochte could have been attacked – for real – as the stage was stormed at Dancing With The Stars

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: WENN

As previously reported, the 32-year-old medal-winning Olympian has gotten heat from other contestants after angry protestors rushed him onstage, causing a security scare for the show and all the contenders.

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*EXCLUSIVE* Ryan Lochte looks exhausted as he leaves practice with Cheryl Burke

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: AKM-GSI

But it's not only Lochte's opponents that are against him! "Ryan and Cheryl have been fighting because it seems like Ryan is not putting in the same effort that Cheryl is," a source close to production told Radar.

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*EXCLUSIVE* Ryan Lochte looks exhausted as he leaves practice with Cheryl Burke

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: AKM-GSI

"It is almost as if he seems defeated already," the insider added. "Like he's given up." Indeed, he recently admitted that he wanted to quit, but Burke talked him out of it!

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*EXCLUSIVE* Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke work hard on Labor Day

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: AKM-GSI

As previously reported, Burke, 32,  faced criticism after leaving the show to work on another project. But that project, a reality show for NBC, flopped, and she returned to DWTS.  "The only thing that Cheryl wants right now is to win, because she feels that this is the only way she can redeem herself," the insider added.

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Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke seen leaving the DWTS dance studio in Los Angeles, CA

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: Splash News

"The two of them together are just sad and they are so desperate to stay relevant," the source told Radar. "It's already gotten to the point where a lot of people in the cast are just hoping that they will get cut."

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*EXCLUSIVE* Ryan Lochte sports Yeezys to practice with Cheryl Burke

DWTS Feud Ryan Loche Cheryl Burke
Source: AKM-GSI

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