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Chance The Rapper Will Prank Celebrities As The New Punk'd Host

Chance The Rapper Will Prank Celebrities As The New Punk'd Host

Chance the Rapper will be hosting the iconic prank show Punk'd which will return to MTV's mobile video platform Quibi in April.

Chance the Rapper - real name Chancelor Jonathan Bennett - might only be 26, but he's already won three Grammy Awards including the accolade for Best Rap Album.

In a statement, the dad-of-two said: "Punk'd is one of MTV's most iconic franchises. I grew up watching this show and it's surreal to be in the driver's seat this time around on Quibi. No one is safe."

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According to MTV, Chance's Punk'd is set to continue on in the mischievous spirit of the Ashton Kutcher-led original, with the rapper at the helm for more hoaxes played on a whole new class of celebs to be revealed later on - and it's all captured on hidden cameras.

One early teaser shows Megan Thee Stallion having a particularly harrowing run-in with a gorilla. As the clip he teased on social media reveals - full of explosions, controlled car wrecks, and so much glee - that's just the beginning.

Fans have gone wild for the announcement. Credit: Twitter
Fans have gone wild for the announcement. Credit: Twitter

Variety reported the new Punk'd will consist of 20 episodes which will each be under 10 minutes. STXtelevision is producing the show in association with MTV Studios. Jason Goldberg will executive produce.

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Launching this April, Quibi will present fresh content from today's top talent-one quick bite at a time.

As well as bringing back Punk'd, Quibi will be releasing a comedy series with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Dany Garcia as some of the executive producers.

According to Variety, the series will be called Last Resort and it will centre on a Polynesian family-run resort in Hawaii that's suddenly thrown into a whirlwind when a tech billionaire puts in a bid to buy the land.

Johnson and Garcia will executive produce via Seven Bucks Productions along with Paul Feig and Laura Fischer under their Powderkeg banner.

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Dwayne Johnson will be working on a series called Last Resort. Credit: PA
Dwayne Johnson will be working on a series called Last Resort. Credit: PA

According to Deadline, the mobile streaming service will have 175 original shows as well as 8,500 quick bites of content including comedies, dramas, news and reality series in three tiers of content including features, episodic and 'Daily Essentials'.

Thirty-five of those shows will be movies in chapters. The gist for Quibi is to serve up shorts that stretch over several chapters seven to 10 minutes in length, thus feeding consumers' appetite for binging.

There is currently no confirmed UK launch date for Quibi, but we'll keep you updated.

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]