The news has emerged that Mel B is now going to host Dance Your Ass Off, replacing season one host Marissa Jaret Winokur. I know it’s not a case of “heavier host gets pushed aside for nameless skinny host” — Mel B certainly brings star power, Spice Girl fans, and honed dancing skills to the job. But I, for one, will miss seeing Marisa as a great curvy role-model herself in all her fa-fa-fa-fabulous sparkly outfits on the show. Winokur’s rep tells People that it was a mutual decision for her to leave the show — partly because of the format’s lack of interaction with the contestants and partly because of “criticism she received from producers regarding her appearance.” Executive producer Dan Cutforth told People that Mel B was a better fit with Oxygen’s core audience.
So what do you think, should a weight loss dance show have a curvier host or can anyone fat or thin do the job just as well?