‘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. I can’t watch this show any longer with this Clark Gable guy. If he was hired hoping his name would bring in viewers — you were wrong. He speaks through his nose, and just doesn’t seem like he belongs there. Let him get more comfortable with himself, and then try him somewhere else. Until then….bye bye Cheaters. I always loved you Sat. late night but I’ll now pass.

  2. Oh, and by the way, when you’re talking on the phone with your husband, NOBODY says, “Your brother, Nick, came over.” They would just say, “your brother came over” or “Nick came over.” Stop staging these shows, or at least stage them better.

    • Actually they could say “your brother Nick came over” if he has more than one brother….

  3. Beloved Joey Greco?? The man seems to have all the traits of a psychopath, if you love him well then I suppose you love Bill on Fox to.

    • Always have to have at least one clown like “K” here….turning absolutely EVERYTHING political.

  4. The stabbing was fake, the whole damn show is fake.
    it’s pretty obvious, they hire really bad actors.

  5. I am mad nothing against the new host but i just cant stand to watch it without joey on the show so sry cheaters you lost me as a veiwer

  6. I wont watch it either it just won’t be the same I did try to watch 1 of the new ones and just turned it off ! I cannot belive they just traded joey in for a younger host TBH i dont care if joey was 79 years old he is the show cheaters in my eyes. So I will know longer be watching the new show that they call cheaters now ! just took it off my tivo aswell I still do watch some of the reruns tho with JOEY HOSTING IT ! well GOOD BY CHEATERS

  7. Joey made the show. Bad idea to replace him.

  8. The new guy, Clark Gable is terrible. I want Joey back. He is too monotone, awful just awful.

  9. I can’t watch cheaters no more either. PLEASE BRING BACK JOEY!!!!!!! This Clark guy is noooooo host, he acts like a teenager in high school trying to get the scoop on the popular kids. Refocus !!!!!

  10. JOEY COME BACK! It is just too hard to watch this show with this new guy. He is sooooooo terrible. It is excruciating to watch….and I am talking about the host not the cheaters!

  11. although his grandfather was a brilliant actor…this guy is not…he is wooden and far too rigid…and he lacks any charm whatsoever….you guys really screwed up changing joey out for some pretty boy who cant even hold a candle to the amazing job joey did…its been a long run, and tons of fun..but with this guy? nah i will watch seinfeld reruns or something…you guys made a horrible decision

  12. Are you guys going to keep ignoring your viewers complaints??? The new guy is ruining your show! Sign the petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-Joey-Greco

  13. Clark Gable is terrible. No speaking ability. Bring back Joey or this show will go off the air.

  14. Joey did a way better job, and this new guy instigates to much and actually letting them. Fight and that’s very sad. I will no longer watch a show that allows the fight to actually get that physical.

  15. I miss Joey , Clark just seems like a very ad actor#bring back Joey

  16. Man! Insomniac with nothing to watch. Faithful viewer for 10 years! Now, Joey has been replaced?? What!? Why!? Clark Gabel III SUCKS!!! People watch to see the cheaters true, but JOEY made it more interesting. Now, I won’t be watching Cheaters or Clark. No more JOEY, no more me…. Ciao Cheaters!

  17. I LOVE JOEY, IF JOEY DOES NOT RETURN AM DONE………WITH CHEATERS.

  18. [DO YOU CARE ABOUT UR RATINGS] GUYS IF IT NOT BROKEN DON’T TRY TOO FIX IT. ………BRING JOEY BACK LISTEN TO UR AUDIENCE, AND THE PERSON WHO CALL THEM SELF K STOP HATING.

  19. Bring joey back period point blank!!! Screw clark gable he’s not his grandfather…

  20. This is my first time seeing cheaters since Joey left…..this show SUCKS THIS THIS WHACK #^*%+ new host!!! Get this Clark person off as ur new host….. Inform me when u have another GREAT HOST LIKE JOEY AND I WILL RETURN!!!! It’s sad

  21. I gave this new guy Clark Gable a chance and I must say that I miss Joey Greco. Why would you guys replace him? He was much better then this guy. I love Cheaters but I can’t watch it without Joey.

  22. I think it’s crummy to have replaced Joey Greco, his style was the show for me !!!!

  23. OMG just watched Cheaters didn’t know that Joey Greco was off the show. I am so mad this new guy is garbage please bring Joey back you are going to loose alot of viewers.

  24. ill not be watching it now, bring back joey!

  25. I liked Joey very much, and I not happy to see him replaced. I have nothing against Clark, why cant you have alternate hosts???
    not happy with your choice!!!

  26. I liked Joey very much, and I not happy to see him replaced. I have nothing against Clark, why cant you have alternate hosts???

  27. Big Mistake, Joey Greco Is Cheaters,He made the show.Dont you realize that he is the reason people watch the show? You need to get him back pronto! How dare you replace him.

  28. If you care about your Ratings, BRING JOEY BACK!!!!!!!! This young man has no character, no compassion, he just seems so not caring about the feelings of other. i use to watch Cheaters faithfully, but you have lost me now. I only watch the re-runs of Joey. he did make the show worth while to watch. PLEASE LISTEN TO ALL OF YOUR AUDIENCE AND BRING JOEY BACK…….PLEASE.

  29. I really hope you listen to us…He need does not like to touch people. He is just not a good host of this show.

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