NBC New York: It was seven minutes into an interview and Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski couldn’t stop giggling.
“I don’t think he’s ever had the giggles like this, ever,” said Lipinski, as Weir walked away to compose himself.
Soon enough, the former Olympic figure skaters-turned-commentators, known for their fun Olympic banter and colorful outfits, had their game faces on, ready to talk about their announcing gig for NBC and fashion at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Weir and Lipinski are heading to South Korea as NBC’s prime-time figure skating announcers, and the fashion-forward duo is already mulling their sartorial choices. Expect a lot of high heels — for both of them — sparkles and wardrobe changes.
The first time Lipinski, the 1998 gold medalist, and Weir, a two-time Olympian, broadcast a Winter Games was at Sochi in 2014. They were joined in the booth by play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon, offering live commentary on NBC Sports Network.
Viewers loved their figure skating insight and easy conversational style, mixed with fashion policing. In October 2014, NBC named them prime-time announcers for Pyeongchang.
Read more here, and watch the interview below.
See Johnny’s Instagram for the blooper reel of giggles.