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Travis Kelce host of ‘Are You Smarter than a Celebrity?’ game show

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By: Associated Press2 minutes ago


Travis Kelce Named Host of 'Are You Smarter than a Celebrity?'  game show.  Image: AP/Frank Franklin II

Travis Kelce is the host of a new game show called “Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity” game show. Image: AP/Frank Franklin II

Travis KelceThe NFL offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs has been busy.

The Super Bowl LVIII-winning tight end is the host of a new game show called “Are You Smarter than a Celebrity?” for Prime Video, the streaming service confirmed on Tuesday. Filming for the 20-episode season has already been completed.

The premise is a variation on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”, which debuted on Fox in 2007 and was hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. It also aired in syndication. John Cena hosted a revival for Nickelodeon in 2019.

On Kelce’s show, an adult contestant is given eleven basic questions that he or she can ask a classroom of various celebrities for help answering. The final question is from the sixth grade curriculum and is worth $100,000. Only one celebrity may review the answer to the final question with the contestant.

Kelce, who is dating music superstar Taylor Swift, said in a statement that he grew up watching game shows and is “excited to follow in the footsteps of so many TV icons.”

This isn’t Kelce’s first TV appearance. He starred in his own 2016 dating competition show for E! called “Catching Kelce” and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live” last year.