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Prominent TV host Nick Cannon is set to host and executive produce a remake of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous on the Style Network.
The original series was hosted in the 1980’s and 1990’s by Robin Leach, an American entertainment celebrity reporter.
The popular show that aired from 1984 to 1995 featured the extravagant lifestyles of wealth celebrities, entertainers, moguls and athletes.
Nick Cannon sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to express his excitement about the revival of the show.
“To be a part of Style’s re-imagination of this iconic show and follow in the footsteps of the legendary Robin Leach is a dream come true,” says Cannon. “Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn’t mean you have to take yourself too seriously.”
Style Media President Salaam Coleman expressed that Nick’s “easy going persona and personality” played a huge role in Nick landing the gig to host the show.
“Nick is both aspirational and accessible — key qualities of the Style brand. He is extremely talented with a grounded personality and style that a wide-range of viewers have come to appreciate and respect. Nick’s comedic and down-to-earth perspective on the opulence of the wealthy makes him the ideal host as we reinvent this pop culture classic,” explained Smith to THR.
The premiere date for the show has not yet been released to the public but filming of the series will begin in the fall.
Nick Cannon also has been a host for the popular talent show “America’s Got Talent” and hosts his own improv comedy television show on MTV, called “Wild N’ Out”, that was recently brought back on the air.