‘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. Cheaters is not a good show with the new host the creator of the show made a huge mistake. I thought Joey had left temporally but I just read he was replaced I thank the show has lost its Luster. It’s really sad that these people change things on these shows with out any regard for the viewing public and what we want to see. I am personally about ready to put cheaters in my past and I have watched this show since the beging.


    Very Disappointed

  2. Jo-ey!!!! Jo-ey!!!! Jo-ey!!!! Please bring Joey back.

  3. Many young people these days don’t even know who Clark Gable is! I watched Cheaters specifically to see Joey Greco!! Now I have more of a reason to not watch it anymore. Cheaters will lose a lot of fans, starting with this one.

  4. I just watched the ‘new’ replacement for Mr. Greco. Mr. Gable was sooooo bad. No style. No sense of conviction. No soul. Egads, worst replacement ever.
    Shame on the producers. Can’t stand to watch this without Greco. No mo’ Cheatas fo’ me.

  5. Clark Gable is to stiff, to stale and his clothes are to little, plus he has no talent. Please bring Joey back because he makes the show what it is.

  6. Clark is awful. Joey was professional and sensitive. Without Joey, the show is a flop. I’m giving it up. Bring back Joey!!!!!

  7. Goldstein, what in the hell were you thinking? Seriously?!? As much as viewers did, obviously, love the fighting and confrontations, Joey gave the show a balance which it doesn’t have anymore. Youth isn’t everything. Bring back Joey, and I mean now!!

  8. I agree with everyone above. BRING JOEY BACK. Its not Cheaters without him. Clark seems awkward and unsure of himself and insincere.

  9. I love cheaters!! I’ve been watching since Tommy Grand was on it. I love Joey. I think they need 2 bring him back.

  10. We want joey back no offense to clark gable but joey is the only reason why the rating were very high on this show. i would suggest mr. goldstein that if want people to still watch you should get joey greco back ASAP and i mean ASAP

  11. What does a 23 year old modeling surfer kid with Legendary name know about hosting a show that was CLEARLY created for a slick tongued cool guy like Joey Greco??!! BRING BACK JOEY

  12. Cheaters is not the same!! Bring Joey back, the show is not the same without him!!!!!!

  13. bring joey back we love him the kid that is on there is ok but cheaters is not cheaters without joey Greco- I have been watching this show for years best reality tv show there is just picked it up again after about a year- working days-got a dvr and where’s joey? no fun guys bring him back

  14. cheaters is not cheaters without joey Greco- I have been watching this show for years best reality tv show there is just picked it up again after about a year- working days-got a dvr and where’s joey? no fun guys bring him back

  15. Clark, relax and put your heart into what you say to the one who is hurting. Do you know that kind of pain? Be more gentil . ( my spelling is off, sorry) . Even though we all miss Joey, I think you will get better. Good Luck!

  16. Please please and please bring Joey, back if you people to continue showing cheaters. Have a good day.

  17. I can only speak for myself, when I say this is a bunch of BS . I think the real reason why you replace Joey Greco , is because everyone recognized Joey Greco before they recognized cheaters ,when the confrontation happens . and yes we do all remember the host before Joey Greco . but we both know he wasn’t a good match for the show . so when you found Joey Greco and hired him , we all know that was the best thing you could have done for your show . shame on you for trying to get somebody younger and new. your ratings are going to suck!

  18. I not sure why Joey was replaced,but you have to bring him back. The show is not the same. please bring Joey back.

  19. Clark Gables is a terrible host! I simply cannot get used to him and as a result I misses episodes and could care less. He is terrible! I MISS JOEY GRECO! He was perfect for this show. Goldstein, what in the world did you see in Clark that made you hire him??? What? He asks the most stupidest questions in the world and he is VERY INSENSITIVE to the people that are being cheated on.


  21. Cheaters is fake anyway. I worked at a bar where they called and asked if they could shoot a “confrontation” there. They explained what time everyone would arrive, what would happen and everything was planned out in advance.

  22. Well I know you have change your host to Clark Gable,but man do you have to dress him like his great grandfather Clark Gable in those suits . a 23 year old should be wearing younger gear suited for his age . so get withsome young designers in change his outfits quickly befoyre you lose all of your people I wish Joey Greco well I really miss him but he had 10 great years with cheaters

  23. Joey has compassion that Gable lacks. He comes off as robotic. Maybe he’ll get better, but Joey was perfection!!

  24. I really enjoyed the show back in 2010 with Joey, The show isn’t the same with out him. PLEASE bring him back.

  25. Gable is a HORRIBLE choice for the show.
    From the terrible commentary, the over use of “bro”, as well as what seems to be an uncontrollable eye brow twitching while talking just makes this show unwatchable anymore.