Fear Factor Is Coming Back With Ludacris As The Host And We're As Confused As You Are

Um what?

In perhaps the weirdest Throwback Thursday we've had in a while, it was announced today that MTV is officially reviving Fear Factor. The game show was a hit during its run from 2001-2006 in which contestants would complete terrifying stunts including eating worms and crawling into a pit of rats. Ew.

The new and improved Fear Factor will debut on May 30 and will differ from the original in a few ways. Rather than complete gross or terrifying tasks, the contestants will face challenges that are more relevant to modern fears, like crowd surfing in the sky or waterboarding their cell phones.

"With so much change in the world, young people have a rising sense of anxiety," said MTV President Chris McCarthy to The Hollywood Reporter. "Our reinvented Fear Factor was designed to directly tackle this, and empower the audience to face their fears head on and overcome them in a fun, spirited way."

But that's not all! The most random part of the show is that rapper Ludacris will act as host. Teams of four will compete for a cash prize of $50,000 USD.

Charlotte Sanders Queen's University grad and professional shower singer. Obsessions include minute rice, Harry Potter, and drinking wine on a week night. You can find her trying too hard on Insta at @charlotteasanders.

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