As Ellen DeGeneres kicks off the 12th season of her hit TV talk show, a new member of her recurring cast has caught our attention. Nick the Gardener keeps popping up--and so do other things! The smooth hunk needs no reason to doff his shirt, and that's exactly what he's been doing in several recent appearances. And Ellen is only too happy to encourage handsome Nick by getting him an audition to be in the upcoming Magic Mike sequel.
Well, it turns out that Nick isn't even named Nick. He's actually 24-year-old entertainer Billy Reilich, and he's a member of The Cream Pies comedy troupe, who appeared on Ellen earlier this year after making a viral video in praise of the talk-show host. Billy hails from Centerville, Ohio, and previously worked as a basketball coach at Indiana University in South Bend. He recently relocated to Los Angeles, where he quickly nabbed the Ellen gig. We don't know where Nick the Gardener's segments are going, but we do know that for a lesbian, DeGeneres sure knows how to spot a shirtless muscle stud with abs of steel!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs daily on weekdays in syndication; check local listings. And you can find Billy on Twitter @BillyReil1ch. Maybe he'll tweet about the alleged nude pics that are surfacing on Tumblr.