ABC's Dancing with the Stars Season 23 premiered in a two-hour special on Monday night. Fans had waited a long time to see the new cast. Three favorite pros returned to compete. These are six-time champion Derek Hough, two-time champion Cheryl Burke and one-time champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Viewers were glad to see the professional dancers, celebrity contestants, hosts, and judges that included Julianne Hough who returned after being away from the judge's table for a few seasons. What those in the audience and viewers didn't expect to see were two protestors who stormed the ballroom after Ryan Lochte's dance. 

Two protestors arrested

After Olympian Ryan Lochte and pro-Cheryl Burke danced a foxtrot, they were ready to be judged on their performance.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was talking when two men rushed in wearing anti-Lochte t-shirts. About eight loud supporters of the protestors stayed in the audience. Inaba had just started giving her comments when she was interrupted by the disturbance. The camera stayed on her while host Tom Bergeron immediately cut to a commercial. 

The two Los Angeles men were taken out of the ballroom by security. They were arrested and charged with trespassing.  After the commercial break, Bergeron thanked the security staff for being quick to act. Lochte and Burke stayed silent during the action, but after the show resumed Lochte said he was a little hurt. It was reported that while backstage, Lochte was close to tears. Inaba assured Lochte that the judges are only there to judge his ballroom dancing. In other words, she was alluding to the trouble he is in because he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during Rio's Olympic Summer Games. Lochte and Burke earned a score of 24 out of a possible 40. 

Ryan Lochte as a contestant

Lochte was said to have been one of the first contestants who received a contract for this season's Dancing With The Stars even before he went to Rio.

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ABC did not rescind the contract after the Rio trouble. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been suspended from swimming for 10 months, ordered to return thousand of dollars in prize money and has lost several sponsors.

Some fans of Dancing with the Stars thought it was a bad idea for Lochte to compete. Others thought it would be a good way for him to redeem himself.

Security will definitely be tighter for the rest of the time that the 32-year-old is on the popular competition show.