Bullseye Is ‘Wipeout and Fear Factor on Crack,’ Says Host Kellen Lutz
Fox takes aim at a different form of extreme competition in the new reality series Bullseye. Eight everyday Americans use their bodies as darts to hit the center of a target via some unconventional methods: launched by a massive slingshot, dragged on the ground by a helicopter, and navigating a Jet Ski through a water slalom course.
“It’s essentially Wipeout and Fear Factor on crack,” jokes actor Kellan Lutz, who cohosts the show with comedian Godfrey. “These stunts push the contestants to their limits and force them to step outside their comfort zones and do something that they never in their wildest dreams would think of doing normally.”
Lutz, who rose to fame as the hunky vampire Emmett Cullen in the Twilight movie series, is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. He even negotiated with the Bullseye producers so he could get the opportunity to test some of the stunts himself after he landed the hosting gig. “My favorite one is the human slingshot because you get to fly,” Lutz says. “I’m a big science nerd, so to talk about the physics behind the trajectory with the contestants is thrilling.”
At the end of the hour, only one of the daredevil competitors will go home with the $50,000 grand prize, but Lutz notes the overall Bullseye experience is priceless. “Some people cry out of happiness and relief that they just did it,” Lutz says. “They say this has changed their lives.”
Bullseye, Series premiere Wednesday, May 27, 9/8c, Fox