Awww yes, there is nothing like watching a human being chow down on bull balls, crickets or eyeballs; which is why we are thrilled for the return of Fear Factor.
The former hit NBC competition is being revived by MTV and has enlisted none other than rapper Ludacris to host and executive produce the program.
Luda, who is hot on his promotional tour for The Fate of the Furious and the release of new music, said in a statement:
“I am excited to kick off my partnership with MTV, starting with the relaunch of Fear Factor, which will be even more insane and ludicrous than what you remember. This will be the first of many great projects together.”
Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, VH1 and Logo, added:
“MTV is about celebrating youth culture, and with the reinvented Fear Factor, we are putting the power in our audience’s hands to face and overcome their biggest fears. We are thrilled to partner with Ludacris, one of the biggest global stars who has a rich history with MTV, to energize this franchise for a whole new generation.”
The new series, which premieres Tuesday, May 30 at 10 p.m., will be “inspired by urban legends, scary movies and online videos.” The hourlong episodes will feature eight contestants whose bodies will be tested beyond comfort level all for a $50k cash prize.
For all you youngsters out there, Fear Factor was a show that ran from 2001 and 2006. The program was inspired by the Dutch show called Now or Neverland and was … THE BEST EVER!