Chiefs’ Travis Kelce to host game show ‘Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?’

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Chiefs’ Travis Kelce to host game show ‘Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?’

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is set to host the game show “Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?,” Amazon announced Tuesday.

The 20-episode show is a spinoff of the popular gameshow “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” and will air on premiere on Prime Video.

“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,’” Kelce said in a news release. “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,” Kelce said.

Kelce’s show will follow the premise of the original, featuring an adult contestant who relies on a group of fifth graders to help them answer 11 questions on a range of subjects to win a $100,000 prize. “Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?” will substitute the fifth-grade students with celebrities.

Kelce, 34, and the Kansas City Chiefs just won their second-straight Super Bowl in February. The eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time NFL All-Pro also became a household name last season thanks in part to his relationship with pop superstar Taylor Swift and the podcast, “New Heights,” that he hosts with his brother, now retired Philadelphia Eagles great, Jason Kelce.

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