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A reality show on Bruce Jenner’s life as a transgender woman has been confirmed. E! confirmed that it will air an eight-part documentary. The new show which is yet to be titled, will premiere on July 26 at 9p.m. ET. The show will follow his journey ‘through transitioning’.
Executive vice president of programming and development for the E! network, Jeff Olde said in a statement: “Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story. This series will present an unfiltered look as Bruce boldly steps into uncharted territory and is true to himself for the first time.”
In an exclusive two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, the Olympic gold medallist Jenner revealed that he is transgender.
After ending months of speculations, the 65-year-old told Sawyer that he’s ‘a woman’.
“I’ve always been confused with my gender identity since I was this big,” he said. “I’ve tried to explain it to them this way. God is looking down making little Bruce he says what am I going to do with this one… make him a smart kid, really determined.
“Let’s give him the soul of a female… here I am stuck … I’m me I’m a person this is who I am. I’m not stuck in anyone’s body this is who I am. My brain is much more female than it is male. That’s what my soul is. Bruce always telling a lie, lived a whole lie about who he is and I can’t do that any longer.”
He added: “Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman … but my heart and my soul it is part of me that part of me that female side is who I am. I was not genetically born that way. As of now I have all the male parts … in a lot of ways we are different but I still identify as female. That is very hard for Bruce Jenner to say, because I don’t want to disappoint people.”
It’s expected that Jenner’s transition will also play a part in the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. According to BuzzFeed, the May 31 episode will feature Jenner coming out to his family.
*Note* Bruce Jenner has not indicated a preference for female pronouns. This story uses male pronouns in deference to that.