Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Nick Cannon has some pretty big shoes to fill as the new host of Style’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
The show, which was hosted by Brit’s Robin Leach, was a staple on the small tube in the 80’s and 90’s and was the precursor to such programs as MTV Cribs. Each week, Leach took audiences into the lives of Hollywood’s elite. From their stunning homes, cars and yachts to their private getaways and business ventures, Leach always closed the show wishing the viewers “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” So now it’s Nick Cannon’s turn!
According to THR, Cannon will host and executive produce the reboot of the series through his Ncredible Entertainment company, which also produces his MTV2 comedy show, Wild N’ Out.
“Nick is 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,” Style Media president Salaam Coleman Smith said. “With Nick’s humorous insight, Style will give viewers front-row access to how today’s wealthy live, paying homage to the original Lifestyles in a fresh, fun and irreverent way.”
Reportedly, Nick will take viewers into the homes of “dot-com money, hip-hop fame, one-hit wonders and old money glitz” and provide some relatable, funny and informative play-by-play through each tour. “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.”
Production is slated to start this fall.
Here’s a look at Robin Leach “back in the day” as the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous :
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