Travis Kelce is ditching his cleats and putting on his thinking cap for his next business venture! The football star is set to host a popular kids game show. Keep reading to find out everything we know.   

Travis Kelce to Host Game Show ‘Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?’

The Chiefs player will be hosting the upcoming game show Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?, Prime Video confirmed on April 16.

“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?” he shared 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.”

The three-time Super Bowl champion will emcee 20 episodes of the game show spinoff. Each game will include an adult contestant who will rely on a classroom full of celebrities to help them answer 11 questions in order to win a $100,000 prize.

The Amazon Prime show will serve as Travis’ next venture into the entertainment industry, however, the athlete is already comfortable in the spotlight. In 2016, he starred in the reality TV dating show Catching Kelce, and made his Saturday Night Live debut in March 2023.

One of the biggest changes coming to the upcoming reboot of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? are the contestants! Instead of children, celebrity adults will be putting their knowledge to the test.

In case you need a refresher, the original Fox series aired over 15 years ago in 2007. The game show’s premise showcased adults trying to answer 10 elementary school questions. Each correct answer would earn them extra cash — with the potential to win up to 1 million dollars.

During the series of questions, the adults can be assisted by a “classmate,” one of the students, to help them answer. If the contestant gets an answer wrong or decides to take the money before the game ends, then they must admit that they “are not smarter than a fifth grader”!

The popular series managed to snag three seasons under its belt before moving to syndication. However in 2015, the show returned for a fourth season.

Nickelodeon then took over the popular game show with a new host, John Cena of course. Unfortunately, the revival was short lasting as it ended after just one season.

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