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Travis Kelce Confirms He’ll Host Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?: ‘I’m Just Happy to Be on the Hosting Side



Travis Kelce Confirms He'll Host Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?: 'I'm Just Happy to Be on the Hosting Side

Kelce’s potential gig back in March, but news of the series was confirmed on Tuesday, April 16 in an announcement from the streaming platform. The series is being produced by MGM Alternative, a division of Amazon MGM Studios, and will stream in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.


“I grew up loving game shows, and I’m excited to be following in the footsteps of so many TV icons by hosting my very first one with Are you Smarter than a Celebrity?,” Kelce, 34, said in a statement. “The original show is a great success, so to be bringing a new format with everyone’s favorite celebrities to the screen, will definitely be entertaining.”

“I’m just happy to be on the hosting side of the equation here and excited to see how these famous faces keep up,” he joked.

Kelce will follow in the footsteps of Jeff Foxworthy and John Cena, who hosted previous versions of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The game show, co-created by Barry Poznick and John Steven, premiered on Fox in February 2007 with Foxworthy at the helm and ran through 2011 before it was canceled. It was revived on Fox in 2015, again with Foxworthy, for one more season.

In 2019, Nickelodeon revived the concept with Cena as host, just for a single season.

Since then, the Are You Smarter brand continues to live on in a board game, a companion book and late-night versions of the show.

Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?, Prime Video notes,”offers a fun, new twist on the premise of the original popular format.”

“Each game will welcome an adult contestant who will rely on a classroom full of celebrities from stage, screen, and sports to help them answer 11 questions on a range of subjects, pulled from elementary curriculum, in an effort to win a $100,000 prize,” the show’s description read. “They are not competing against the stars…they’re enlisting their help and, in some cases, can even ‘cheat’ off of them.”

On the final question — which is worth $100,000, and is on a 6th-grade level — the contestant selects “one celebrity to discuss the answer with before locking in.”


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