Ranvijay Singh, who hosted the show for 18 years after winning the first season of Rhodes, has announced his departure from the show. Actress Neha Dhupia, one of the judges of the reality show, has said that she is heartbroken by the news of Ranvijay’s departure.
Earlier this month, Ranvijay announced that he was stepping down from the show and would be replaced by actor Sonu Sood. The new season of the stunt reality show will be filmed in South Africa and will air shortly in March 2022.
Neha, who became part of the show in 2016, told The Indian Express, “It definitely breaks my heart. I love him so much. I spent half a decade on the show. I know Sonu fills him up. He is also a very dear friend. I knew he would do a great job. But … ah! Can’t explain how it feels. I think Ron was one of the reasons I saw Rhodes before Rhodes became a part of the film. And I loved all the time I spent with him. I’m almost emotional. But that is what it is. I hope Sonu will be better too. front and back.”
In an interview to Hindustan Times, Ranvijay said that he has stepped down from his role and it is regrettable. He said, “This channel is the mainstay of my journey and I will do interesting work with them. In this Roadies edition, things are not working out on both sides. Our dates do not match, it’s sad.”
Sonu, who will replace Ranvijay, shared the news on social media. He wrote, “The journey of MTV Rhodes makes you a champion of a lifetime. Unlike anything else in the series, they are fighting within you to see if you have the fight to re-emerge as your strongest version. I am truly proud to host the 18th season of MTV Rhodes.”
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Ranvijay hosted the last Shark Tank India. Apart from MTV Roadies, he has appeared in MTV Force India The Fast and the Gorgeous, Splitsvilla, Box Cricket League 1, Box Cricket League 2 and many more.