‘Cheaters’ Replaces Host Joey Greco with Clark Gable

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 19th, 2013 at 8:15 am,

Clark Gable New Cheaters hostTV Cheaters Replaces Host Joey Greco with Clark Gable

Clark Gable III – the grandson of the late legendary film star Clark Gable – will be taking over the hosting duties of the popular reality show, Cheaters. The 23-year-old budding actor will be replacing the much-loved Joey Greco, who has hosted the show for 10 years. In a somewhat ironic twist – much like the people Greco catches cheating  - he too is being replaced by a younger model, as the show’s creator, Bobby Goldstein, felt “it was time to freshen up the show with a new host.”

For those who don’t know: Cheaters focuses on real-life jilted lovers hiring the show to settle their nagging suspicions of about their cheating partners. After the infidelity is confirmed via hidden cameras – it moves on to the confrontation phase, which inevitably leads to some Jerry Springer-style fighting.

As many fans of the guilty pleasure series remember, back in 2003 Greco was famously stab when a confrontation on a boat went horribly wrong. Many criticized the show, calling the incident a cheap stunt (a clip of the incident will be posted below, so you be the judge) – but it seems real enough to have new host Gable somewhat nervous about his new gig:

“I do have some minor concerns about this. But I feel it’s what I want to do and I can’t live life in fear. I just take everything one day at a time. I can’t say I’m not afraid. I am thrown into these environments. What I’m doing is dangerous. When you get people who are cheating on each other it gets very, very heated in some of the arguments. I’m learning slowly. I’m no Joey Greco but I do the best I can.”

Former host Joey Greco

Like Greco, Gable is also no stranger to a stabbing: Back in August 2009, the then 19-year-old Gable was stabbed three times in the rib cage following a fight at a LA house party, and had to be airlifted to UCLA Medical Center with a collapsed lung. Gable also made headlines when he was convicted earlier this year for felony discharge of a laser (yeah, it’s a real thing). In January, Gable was arrested for pointing a green laser at a Los Angeles police helicopter as it flew 800 feet over Hollywood. Gable was sentenced to 10 days in jail and three years of probation. Despite the wannabe bad boy image, Gable admits that at first he was a bit out of his element with Cheaters, saying:

“I didn’t realize what I was getting into. It’s very serious. These people are throwing real punches. It’s not fake. They’re really hitting each other hard. This is a very sensitive subject. It’s love. When they cheat on each other and get caught dead to rights, there is no explanation they can give, so what comes out is anger. I’m learning a lot about myself and about the show and about human behavior.  It’s pretty unbelievable.”

Not going to lie – It will be sad to see Greco go from the show. His calm and cool confrontation style is what made you both love him and want to punch him in the face. In spite of being a fan-favorite, the truth is people tune in to Cheaters to watch people fight and act foolish – not for Greco’s winning smile.

As promised, the infamous 2003 stabbing scene of Cheaters:

Source: THR

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  1. noooooooooooooooooooooo

  2. Joey gets stabbed in the gut and now gets replaced by a pretty-boy? Cheaters once again proves there’s no loyalty in the world lol!

    • And that it’s better to be pretty over smart

  3. No one will ever match Greco’s compassion and sincerity.

    • Agree! He’s the best person to host the show.

  4. Joey was cheated!

  5. Frankly, my dear cheaters, I don’t give a damn. :)

    • This guy is boring. I don’t care who his grandfather was.
      Please bring joey back.

    • nice. Clark III does have the looks. i’ll give him a chance.i will miss joey a lot.

  6. I am going to miss Joey Greco, cheaters is making a mistake. At least I will still get to see him on his new show ghost breakers on the youtoo channel! I can’t wait!

  7. Is this punk doing jail time I hope ?

  8. For me, Joey just never measured up to his predecessor, Tommy Grant. Tommy was big and had a no nonsense confrontational manner, and didn’t take s**t from the cheaters, in return they were more careful towards him. Joey on the other hand is more of a push over with a softer approach, and that makes it more annoying than anything else. So forget about Clark – bring Tommy back!

    • this post made my night, lol!! good ol tommy was tv comedy.

  9. The show won’t be the same without Joey… :( He is the soul of thw program amd I’m sure that the rating will be Over

  10. I SAW ONE SHOW MANY YEARS AGO WHERE THEY FOLLOWED AN ELDERLY GUY WHO HAD A FLATBED TRUCK FOR 11 DAYS AND FOUND NOTHING COS THE GUY WAS DOING NOTHING,BUT INSTED OF SAYING HE WAS INNOCENT OF CHEATING,YUO GUYS SAID IT WAS INCONCLUSIVE,NONSENSE,11 DAYS IS VERY CONCLUSIVE,IT JUST DIDNT FIT IN WITH YOUR PROGRAM CONTENT TO SAY HE WAS NOT CHEATING,JUST ECCENTRIC
    PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF ANY FOLLOW UP COMMENTS ON THIS AND MY PREVIOS COMMENT VIA EMAIL,IN FACT IF YOU BOBBY GOLDSTEIN WISH TO COMMENT ,PLESE DO

  11. BRING JOEY BACK! I am watching Cheaters right now and the new host is boring! I won’t watch it anymore unless it’s reruns with Joey.
    BIG MISTAKE!

    • Agreed. THis sucks! Im also watching now and the new host stinks!

    • I too miss Joey! Although I Love Cheaters…its not the same without him HE was the icing on the cake…i agree at the beginning clark was so boring but i can tell he’s been studying Joey’s demeanor and is getting better.

  12. i wanna poop

  13. This dude sucks! His grandfather should have taught him how to act because his acting skills is terrible! It sounds as if he’s reading from cue cards…

  14. Bring Joey back NOW! Just watched the new guy and he is terrible.

  15. I’ve watched about 20 minutes of mr. Gable and I gotta say,he’s one of the worst host I’ve ever seen…he’s definitely not his grandfather!

  16. bring Joey Greco back!.. He is much better than Clark Gable – who cares whose grandson he is? Joey, joey, Joey

  17. joey, joey, joey

    • This only proves what I already know, Network TV and it’s producers just don’t get it.They are off their game. The objective should be to improve. I’m so glad I have satelite TV. Jerry was COOL! Have you ever seen him SWEAT!?

  18. Bring back Joey Greco.The new guy stinks.

  19. franky my dear . this guy sucks

  20. I seen the first new episode with Clark Gable and he sucked. I watch yes the cheaters and fighting but I also watch Joey cause he was a good host. This dude was horrible with the questions and remarks!!! Ugh!!! Not a fan anymore.

  21. Oh no. Joey was the main reason I tune in EVERY week. This new guy is terrible. Please bring back Joey.

  22. When it NOT broken….just better NOT to ty and fix it…you can actually make it worse…AS YOU JUST DID!!!

    • That’s for sure. The new guy is a joke and I won’t be watching the show any longer.

  23. No disrespect to clark…but he is to young and not compassionate enough to do this,…I say u were nuts to dismiss poor Joey …dude got stabbed for ur ratings and u toss him out the door ..probably to save a buck or two …just goes to show ya …nothing is ever enough..even blood..we are all just corporate numbers and its a disgrace…watch out clark…don’t do anything to get hurt and make them richer…u may get shot and want a raise …then they will boot ur ass too …

  24. Cheaters is a scam anyway- FAKE, PHONY and POORLY ACTED. And now, it’s even more POORLY acted as Clark Gable is talentless and embarrassing. He’s awful. If you watch the premiere episode- you’ll never watch it again. At least Greco made it entertaining.

  25. Bad move. That guy sucks. Oh we’ll, it was a nice run, now it’s over.

  26. Just watched Cheaters with the new host Clark Cable and one thing is for sure, he ain’t no Joey Greco. Joey needs to come back or Clark needs to do away with the cue cards. He’s terrible!

  27. I WANT JOEY I WANT JOEY I WANT JOEY.

  28. This guy stinks. Cheaters Is making a big mistake getting rid of Joey.

  29. I’ve been a loyal fan since day 1 and I’m beyond pissed with the new guy. I want Joey!

    • i hope that everyone realizes that joey is what made cheaters what it became the new guy made me turn the channel

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