‘Cheaters’ Replaces Host Joey Greco with Clark Gable

Published 3 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. I was excited to see cheaters was on! I can watch this show over ad over again. It was then that I realized Joey had been replaced by a young,, stiff kid that uses “bro”, “dude”, “like” and “man” way too much. Joey was the most entertaining part of “cheaters”. I will never watch this show again. It is simply annoying. It’s a shadow of what the show once was. It’s not too late, bring Joey back! I’m a 27 year old male and cannot stand the new host.

    • Joey was the best i will not watch the show again bring joey back its boring now.

  2. I miss Joey as the host. Please bring him back. I also don’t like how they don’t tell what happens after the confrontation until the very end of the show. I hate when they bounce from one story to the next.

  3. Sorry to say this but this Joey Greco replacement really really sucks. It makes watching this once great voyeur show unbearable. Gables bumbling disingenuous diatribe totally ruins the show. I’ll watch reruns on YouTube instead.

  4. I have been a huge fan of cheaters and lived through that strange curly haired host, too. Until you find someone that can relate and speak to the guests on the show without sounding completely awkward, DON’T replay Joey Greco. I can’t even sit through the entire episode because Clark Gable is so painful to watch. Bring Joey back!!!

  5. I miss Joey!!! Bring him back please. Cheaters just isnt the same without him!!!

  6. I really miss seeing Joey Greco. At first I thought that the show was being cancelled until I saw the new host. This young that hosts the show has quite a run-in with the law. Is he stable now? I don’t see why Joey could not also be a co-host for the show sometimes. Please give information on what Joey is doing now and where he is. Thank you!

  7. Please bring Joey back. It’s not the same with Clark Gable. He just doesn’t have the personal appeal with the viewers.


  9. I was so excited to see that a new season of cheaters began, and then I saw that Joey was no longer the host. I cant sit through an episode with the new host. BRING JOEY BACK. Joey is a natural at what he does and simply cannot be replaced!. PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR AUDIENCE! – 23 YR OLD and my husband -26 Yrs old.

  10. He is good looking and young but he is not a good host bring Joey back please

  11. Joey Greco’s bizarrely low-key interactions with the various enraged cheaters/cheatees were what made this show worth watching. The new guy is a frat boy who sounds like he’s got marbles in his mouth.

    I’m just surprised that Greco’s a paid employee of the show, instead of a Part-Owner/Exec Producer. If he was smart, he’d take the same format and copy it, but with the “Joey Greco” brand all over it. He’d put the original out of business in a year.

  12. give clark gable a chance. hes young , but I think hes got to hone his skills. and if you don’t like what im saying. frankly my dear I don’t give a damn!

  13. Queremos a Joey de regreso, los latinos queremos a Joey de regreso el nuevo conductor no da el ancho

    • eso es verdad queremos a joey de regreso

  14. yo tambien me acabo de dar cuenta que ya no esta joey asi que me desilusione y al ponerme a investigar ya lo remplazaron asi que nunca mas vere tramposos en mi vida gracias por los capitulos donde sale joey pero al cambiarlo ya no es lo mismo asi que adios

  15. Just like Clark Gable said about Joey Greco, his calm and cool confrontation style is what made you love him, it is his personal touch, we want him back, he is way much better host,

  16. Si… apoyo a todos los que quieren traer a Joey Greco de Vuelta… si bien el concepto del programa es muy bueno… la Tranquilidad de Greco en la pantalla, las palabras que empleaba y la forma de mostrar los resultados a la vícitima eran inigualables… Gable condenará a Cheaters al Fracaso… Greco… VUELVE!!!

    • Yo no seré fanático de Joey Greco pero antes que el conductor actual, pero fiero a Greco ya que demuestra o demostraba tener facilidad de palabras de tal manera que era formidable e inigualable, y la verdad que esa forma de ser, esa personalidad es la que me gusta ver en un programa así como cheaters…no digo que el actual conductor sea malo pero por favor, Joey Greco, recuperate pronto y volví al programa

  17. I want to Greco back, not coming back to see the series if not return. Sorry Clark but not race with Joey, just is the father of the series, luck in other jobs.

  18. Yes,, I agree with all previus comment, please bring him back,,,

  19. Cheater’s is an “entrapment” show. The laws are so strange,that even though a person has a right to spy, it’s wrong to bring these people before cameras and viewers. Joey is not missed; he was the worst provocateur in the world. I’m a little fascinated with Clark Gable the 3rd. He is cuter, tamer. Overall though, the show really sucks. Except for Mr. Gable’s episodes, there are constant reruns!

  20. Please are you going to listen to fans and bring joey back?


  22. traed a Joey Greco de nuevo, sin el estos episodios suenan falso, como lo extraño. lo fresco a veces no resulta ser buena noticia

  23. traed de nuevo a Joey Greco, sin el , el programa suena falso

  24. I love the show Cheaters but am disappointed to see the host. I understand the want for a new n fresh face but the matters of the heart needs a mature person as Joey Greco was. My love of this show has diminished. This Clark guy definitely does not get my vote :-(

  25. what i find annoying is when gable starts of with how are you today?… i mean HELLO!!!! cheaters… Joey was smarter…. say we have information we though you ought to see…. he was more understanding…. Gable is immature…. period….

  26. Please bring back joey greco. He is the ultimate you don’t wanna see this guy when you out cheating . I laugh just thinking how many other people in the bar are goin of sh..! Its joey and then he walks by them and they feel relief cause he isn’t there for them . New guy isn’t as good but its cool he is the grandson of theee clark gable.


  28. Bring back Joey Greco! I can’t watch the new episodes, Gable is TERRIBLE! I watched the show just for Greco’s hysterical monologues.

  29. Please bring Joey Greco back, he was a great host. I have nothing against the new host, but he is no Joey Greco!!!!!