Travis Kelce made a career change that no one saw coming

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is making headlines once again.

This time, it has nothing to do with dating pop superstar Taylor Swift.

And now Travis Kelce made a career change that no one saw coming.

Kelce becomes latest pro football star to try his hand at game show hosting 

Amazon announced that Kelce would be the new host of Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? – a spinoff of the popular show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, which ran for seven seasons on Fox, Nickelodeon, and in syndication – for a 20-episode run.

Kelce said he took the gig because he grew up watching game shows and was excited to be a part on a new take of a popular program.

“I grew up loving game shows, and I’m excited to be following in the footsteps of so many TV icons by hosting my very first one with Are you Smarter Than a Celebrity?,” Kelce declared. “The original show is a great success, so to be bringing a new format with everyone’s favorite celebrities to the screen, will definitely be entertaining. I’m just happy to be on the hosting side of the equation here and excited to see how these famous faces keep up.”

Kelce isn’t the first NFL star to host a game show while still playing football.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned in a well-received run, serving as a guest host for Jeopardy!

Rodgers proved so popular with fans of the show that it was rumored Rodgers was one of the final choices to succeed as permanent host following the passing of legendary host Alex Trebek.

Amazon reboots a popular show 

Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Proved popular because audiences loved the idea that adults had to answer a series of questions pulled from the textbooks of grades first through fifth to win prize money.

As the adults answered questions, they played alongside a panel of five fifth graders.

The fun of the show was watching adults fail to answer what are considered grade school questions when kids are judged “smart” if they can recall the basic information they recently learned.

The head of AVOD originals unscripted and targeted programming, Amazon MGM Studios Lauren Anderson explained why Kelce was the right choice for this spinoff.

“For years, fans around the world have tested their smarts with this fun, nostalgic game show, and we look forward to bring this reimagined format to Prime Video,” Anderson began, “Travis has proven to be an incredible talent on and off the field, and we appreciate the trust he has placed in us with his first foray into television. His natural, comedic dynamic with our panelists and guests, coupled with some exciting new twists, will keep our global customers coming back week after week.”

The twist in this show is that instead of children, celebrities will fill the classroom to help answer elementary school lessons.

The show “will rely on a classroom full of celebrities from stage, screen and sports to help them answer 11 questions on a range of subjects, pulled from elementary curriculum, in an effort to win a $100,000 prize. They are not competing against the stars, they’re enlisting their help and, in some cases, can even ‘cheat’ off of them. And on the final question, worth $100,000, the contestant selects one celebrity to discuss the answer with before locking in. The final question is always at the 6th-grade level.”

Since dating Taylor Swift and winning the Super Bowl, Kelce’s pop culture imprint exploded.

He hosts a popular podcast with his brother, now-retired Philadelphia Eagles center Jason, and will host his own music festival in Kansas City on April 28 called Kelce Jam.

You can now add game show host to Kelce’s resume.

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