Tuesday, June 3, 2008

‘Celebrity Circus’ Producer Was Once A Ringleader

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – TV producer Matt Kunitz never thought his childhood circus experience would come in handy – until now.

Kunitz – best known for producing Fear Factor – is the executive producer of a new NBC reality competition called Celebrity Circus, which challenges stars like Antonio Sabato Jr., Christopher Knight, and Rachel Hunter to learn death-defying circus tricks from pros.

But the stars aren’t the only talent on the big top set. As it turns out, Kunitz has some circus experience of his own.

His mom recently emailed him pictures of himself as a kid, dressed up as a ringleader during a preschool circus production.

Kunitz says, “I was the ringleader of that show, so it’s fun to do Celebrity Circus as an adult. I guess I’m kind of like a ringleader again. But I’ll leave the real ringleader responsibilities to [series host] Joey Fatone.

Celebrity Circus premieres June 11 on NBC.

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