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Ian Thorpe’s ex Ryan Channing reveals he’s filming a pilot for a new reality TV series with Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Thorpe’s ex Ryan Channing reveals he’s filming a pilot for a Netflix reality series – years after his split from the swimming champion

Ian Thorpe’s ex Ryan Channing has shared some exciting news with fans.

Chatting exclusively to Daily Mail Australia this week, the skincare entrepreneur revealed he’s filming a pilot for a new reality TV show with Netflix in LA.

The 31-year-old, who split from the Aussie Olympian in late 2019, is the founder of The Blaq Group, which owns skincare brands Blaq, Flight Mode and Generation Skin.

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Thorpe’s ex Ryan Channing (pictured) has revealed he’s filming a pilot for a Netflix reality series – years after his split from the swimming champion

Ryan said the show, called The Skintrepreneurs, will follow the journey of The Blaq Group, which is the largest skincare exporter in Australia. 

The Blaq Group works with a number of beauty subscription boxes in the U.S., including Ipsy, Boxycharm and FabFitFun, and has sent nine million products to American customers so far.

The show follows Ryan and Blaq’s head of brand development Andreas Abellana as they get their products out to beauty addicts in the U.S.

Beauty mogul: The 31-year-old, who split from the Aussie Olympian in late 2019, is the founder of The Blaq Group , which owns skincare brands Blaq, Flight Mode and Generation Skin

Beauty mogul: The 31-year-old, who split from the Aussie Olympian in late 2019, is the founder of The Blaq Group , which owns skincare brands Blaq, Flight Mode and Generation Skin

Industry: The Blaq Group works with a number of beauty subscription boxes, including Ipsy, Boxycharm and FabFitFun, and has sent nine million products to American customers so far

Industry: The Blaq Group works with a number of beauty subscription boxes, including Ipsy, Boxycharm and FabFitFun, and has sent nine million products to American customers so far

Ryan promised the show will have lots of drama and will rival the likes of Selling Sunset. 

‘It’ll take a dive into the exciting skincare industry in the USA,’ Ryan said.

‘Think Selling Sunset but the high drama, product development and marketing collaborations,’ he said, referring to working with the likes of Khloe Kardashian with the Ipsy subscription. 

New program: Ryan said the show, called The Skintrepreneurs, will follow the journey of The Blaq Group, which is the largest skincare exporter in Australia

New program: Ryan said the show, called The Skintrepreneurs, will follow the journey of The Blaq Group, which is the largest skincare exporter in Australia

‘We’re off to LA to shoot the pilot. We’re just at the pilot stage but it’s super exciting for us and our brand partners to give viewers an insight into the super exciting skincare industry.’ 

It was confirmed in November 2019 that Ryan and Olympian Ian Thorpe, 38, had split for good, after seemingly rekindling their romance.

The pair had previously called it quits in June following four years of dating. 

High-profile romance: It was confirmed in November 2019 that Ryan and Olympian Ian Thorpe, 38, (pictured) had split for good, after seemingly rekindling their romance. The pair had previously called it quits in June following four years of dating

High-profile romance: It was confirmed in November 2019 that Ryan and Olympian Ian Thorpe, 38, (pictured) had split for good, after seemingly rekindling their romance. The pair had previously called it quits in June following four years of dating

Ryan was Ian’s first public boyfriend since he came out as gay in an interview with Michael Parkinson in 2014.

In June last year meanwhile, Ryan announced his engagement to Brisbane-based civil engineer Leevon Baptiste. 

Ryan told Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘I’m getting married to the man of my dreams!’

New man: In June last year meanwhile, Ryan announced his engagement to Brisbane-based civil engineer Leevon Baptiste (pictured)

New man: In June last year meanwhile, Ryan announced his engagement to Brisbane-based civil engineer Leevon Baptiste (pictured)

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