Wipeout, the hilarious reality competition gameshow where participants get thrown and knocked around, has been renewed by ABC for a 5th season. With the new season brings a new co-host. Vanessa Minnillo, best known for her MTV VJ days, will take over co-hosting duties from Jill Wagner. Wagner will leave following the end of the summer season to pursue other opportunities.
The fifth season pickup includes winter and summer editions of Wipeout for the 2011-12 television season.
“We will miss Jill, but are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the team and excited to bring her enthusiasm to the show. She is a great host with a fun and natural energy that our viewers will love,” said Wipeout creator and executive producer Matt Kunitz.