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FIRST LOOK: Cody Simpson stars in all new swimming documentary

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In one of the most bizarre career pivots we’re still wrapping our heads around, musician Cody Simpson (aka Australia’s version of Justin Bieber) is starring in a swimming documentary with some of the nation’s greatest athletes. And the trailer just dropped. 

WATCH: Cody Simpson stars in new swimming documentary Head Above Water

When the country caught wind of the fact that Cody, 24, was trying his hand at professional swimming, we collectively scratched our heads at the surprising turn of events.

But the iYiYi singer has gone on to make quite the name for himself in the sport, freestyling his way into the new Amazon Prime documentary, Head Above Water, alongside some Australia’s most famous athletes, including Ian Thrope, Bronte Campbell and Kyle Chalmers. 

In a new trailer for the documentary, we are given a sneak peek of Cody’s journey from the stage to the pool. And La Da Dee it looks like quite the rough-ride. 

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Cody Simpson is starring in a new series about professional swimming called Head Above Water. (Credit: Amazon Prime)

“I have no delusions about how difficult it was going to be,” Cody can be heard saying in the trailer before acknowledging that public opinion about his swimming journey was always bound to be cynical.

“The big-headed musician that thinks he can make an Olympic team,” the 24-year-old deemed himself.

At this point, another voice escalates the drama stating, “we don’t know his (Cody’s) limits”.

Queue the singer vomiting spectacularly next to the pool. 

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“The big-headed musician that thinks he can make an Olympic team,” Cody can be heard saying in the trailer. (Credit: Amazon Prime)

Cody, of course, famously dated American musician Miley Cyrus after the Malibu singer broke up with other Aussie beau Liam Hemsworth. The pair were together for 10 months before calling it quits around August last year. 

Speaking about the separation in an Instagram live video, Miley confessed that both of them were taking time to figure out who they were as individuals.

“Right now, two halves can’t make a whole and we’re individually just working on ourselves to become the people that we wanna be, like everybody else at this age,” Miley told her followers.

“We’re just deciding who we wanna be with our lives, what we wanna do with our lives. And so, don’t make it some drama story if next week we’re out hanging out, getting pizza. We’ve been friends for 10 years and we’re going to continue to be friends, and so just don’t make it something that it is not.”

While initially amicable, things between the exes turned ugly as the former friends unfollowed each other on Instagram, wiping practically all evidence of their relationship from their respective accounts. 

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Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus dated for 10 months before calling it quits. (Credit: Instagram)

Despite the reported hostility between the pair, Cody once told WHO that he found the Midnight Sky singer at just the right time in his life. 

“[I had to] party a bunch and get all that out of me and just the minute that I felt like I was done with that, we found each other again,” the Masked Singer winner told us back in 2019. 

Talking further of his time before he was done with partying, Cody admits he was “kind of an idiot”.

“I was rebelling. I just burnt through everything possible, really quickly. And I’m really glad about that, actually, because I kind of got through it.”

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