June 17th, 2011
09:41 AM ET
That upcoming wedding to Nick Lachey isn't the only big project that Vanessa Minnillo has in the pipeline. The former MTV star and "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent has just been hired to co-host ABC's bump-and-bruise-filled game show "Wipeout."
Minnillo will take over for former co-host Jill Wagner beginning in season 5, giving the play-by-play for both the winter and summer editions of "Wipeout."
The popular series, hosted by John Henson and John Anderson, features 24 contestants competing on an extreme obstacle course, bouncing off the iconic Big Balls and getting banged up in the Wipeout Zone.
“We will miss Jill, but are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the team and excited to bring her enthusiasm to the show," says “Wipeout” creator and executive producer Matt Kunitz. "She is a great host with a fun and natural energy that our viewers will love.”
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