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Dance Your Ass Off: Mel B To Replace Marissa Jaret Winokur As Host

January 11, 2010 03:00 PM by Britteny Elrick


Season 2 of Dance Your Ass Off will be returning with new host, former Spice Girl Mel B. So what happened? According to Marissa’s rep, the decision to leave the show was mutual; however, one of the show’s producers said that they needed someone more relevant to their audience. Keep reading for more details…

Marissa’s rep told PEOPLE of her departure, “Marissa’s reasons for not returning to season 2 are the following: the format of the program did not allow her to interact with the contestants and offer them encouragement and support, and criticism she received from producers regarding her appearance.”

Dan Cuforth, executive producer of the show, said, “There was a portion of the audience that absolutely loved [Winokur] and a portion that didn’t connect so much with her. We wanted to find a host that really, really connected with our core audience. The core Oxygen audience grew up Spice Girl fans!”

Well, hopefully that will be the case, and Mel B certainly thinks so! “I’m so excited about doing this show because you get to know [the contestants] and follow them along on their story and their journey,” she said.

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