It’s finally happened. Adam Rippon has cut his Olympic commentator teeth and it’s just as amazing as we all knew it would be. The only thing that could have made it better (and did) was an equally raucous co-commentator, which he found in Olympics mega fan Leslie Jones.
The actor/comedian and athlete joined Scott Hamilton to share their thoughts on Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Canadian ice dancing pair that took home gold at the Games. “Every outfit she’s put on, I want to wear to the club,” said Jones of Virtue’s black and gold costume. “Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?” she asked.
“When I watch her sometimes I feel like, I can feel like, my hair growing,” said Rippon. Whether we realize it or not, we’ve all been there.
“Are they dating? There’s no way you can do that together and not date,” said Jones. “They done kissed each other at least once.”
It seemed like Olympic fans would be denied the treat of Rippon’s commentary when he declined an official offer from NBC that would have required him to relinquish his athlete credentials and move out of the Olympic village. “My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” he wrote in a tweet. “I look forward to being with them, and I’m very excited for the rest of the competition. Go Team USA!!!” Watch Rippon and Jones add “sports commentator” to their résumés, below.