Singer Joey Fatone of ’N Sync fame is the celebrity guest host of the live The Price Is Right at Bally’s for a limited run today through Sept. 25. Fatone, runner-up with Kym Johnson on Season 4 of Dancing With the Stars, will enlist audience members to play for a chance to win cash and prizes.
The Price Is Right is produced by Fremantle Media, who oversees Fox’s American idol, and features fan favorite games such as Plinko, The Big Wheel and Showcase Showdown. Bob Barker was the host of the televised gameshow for decades; Drew Carey now hosts the popular and iconic series.
Fatone said in a statement: “The TV show is legendary. Everyone knows of it, and I’m so excited to bring it to life onstage. It’s a great chance for folks to come on down and play the same games they see on TV for money and prizes right there live.”
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Fatone also is an actor and dancer, as he showcased on DWTS in finishing runner-up to Olympic speedskating champion Apolo Anton Ohno and his pro partner, country singer and Las Vegas darling Julianne Hough, three years ago. Fatone was host of NBC’s Celebrity Circus and The Singing Bee and also is currently the announcer on Family Feud, another Fremantle production that films in his hometown of Orlando, Fla.
Fatone watched Imperial Palace headliners Human Nature last night on the eve of his hosting duties and posed for a photo backstage with the Aussie vocal quartet.
Steve Harvey is taking over the reins from John O’Hurley as the new host of Family Feud.
The Original Kings of Comedy star's turn as host officially starts airing on Monday, reports The Associated Press. "I bet you there's not a funnier game show on TV. We've done some pretty incredible stuff so far,” Harvey said.
According to the report, Harvey has already taped 100 episodes. Despite being known for a raunchier stand-up act, the comedian says he’s not worried about keeping his jokes family friendly. “After 26 years of being a standup, I know how to work clean. I know how to keep it in the boundaries," he said.
Family Feud got its start in 1976 and was hosted by Richard Dawson. It was later canceled in 1985, but was later revived in 1988 with Ray Combs as the host. The show revived one more time in 1999 after being canceled in 1994. Combs later committed suicide in 1996.
The current incarnation of Family Feud has been hosted by Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, and most recently, John O’Hurley. O’Hurley hosted the show for four seasons but left to focus on stage work.
Harvey was announced as host of the twelfth season on January 20, and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC fame will take over as the announcer.