Internet Hero Zach Anner a Finalist for His ‘OWN’ Show

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Hey Internet, remember Zach Anner?

Remember? NewsFeed knows it seems like a millennium ago, and maybe it is that long Internet time. But for a brief moment, the Internet fell in love with Zach Anner, a hilarious guy with cerebral palsy (“the sexiest of the palsies”) who entered Oprah’s contest to get his own program on her new network, OWN. Anner quickly took the lion’s share of votes, and NewsFeed even wondered if he was the next Oprah. For a refresher, see his audition below.


Then, suddenly, we lost contact with Anner. He stopped tweeting in September, and no news surfaced of Oprah’s competition. Until now.

Anner has officially been named one of 10 finalists in the network’s “Your OWN Show” competition. He came back to Twitter to make the announcement, noting, “[I’m] so excited, my legs are twittering! Stay tuned… walking could be next!”

The competition goes on the air January 7. NewsFeed is rooting for Anner to take the whole thing. Remember, Zach, no Atlantis is too underwater or too fictional. Watch TIME’s exclusive Skype interview with Anner above.