Travis Kelce Lands a Splashy New Hosting Gig

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Travis Kelce is expanding his career as a host!

The Super Bowl champion—who co-hosts the New Heights podcast with his brother Jason Kelce and made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut in March of 2023—has been tapped to host a spinoff of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? titled Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?.

"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," the Kansas City Chiefs player said. "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."

Travis admitted this past January that the "SNL stuff kind of opened up a new happiness and maybe a new career path" for him. The game show will mark the NFL star's first foray into series television.

Before it's game time, here is everything we know about Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? hosted by Travis Kelce...

What is Travis Kelce's new game show called?

The show is titled Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?.

What is the Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? release date?

A premiere date has not yet been revealed. Us Weekly reported on April 3, 2024 that production is set to begin this summer.

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How to watch Travis Kelce's new game show, Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?

The 20-episode spinoff, which is being produced by MGM Alternative, will stream on Prime Video.

What is Travis Kelce's new game show, Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?

The show is a spinoff of the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, which premiered in 2007. “After producing more than 3,000 episodes of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? globally, we wanted to come up with a new, loud twist on the format. Replacing the kids with celebrities gives us more laughs and surprises, like a roast, as contestants cheat off their famous classmates,” Barry Poznick, general manager of MGM Alternative and co-creator of the series, said in a press release. “And now, with the ultimate class clown, Travis Kelce, hosting, viewers should expect the unexpected!”

According to Prime Video, Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? will offer "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. They are not competing against the stars…they’re enlisting their help and, in some cases, can even 'cheat' off of them. And on the final question, worth $100,000, the contestant selects one celebrity to discuss the answer with before locking in. The final question is always at the 6th-grade level."

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When did Travis Kelce land the Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? hosting gig?

A source previously told Us Weekly that the deal was done “long before Travis’ profile was raised, and now he has to honor the contract. [They’ll shoot] several test episodes and really fine-tune the show and Kelce so this doesn’t embarrass him.”

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