ABC Renews Wipeout For Season 5, Taps Vanessa Minnillo as New Co-Host

Vanessa Minnillo is preparing for a major Wipeout.

ABC has announced that the off-the-wall competition series will return for a fifth season with one big change: Former MTV VJ Minnillo is the new co-host, replacing Jill Wagner. John Anderson and Jon Henson are sticking around as Wipeout‘s witty hosts.

“We will miss Jill, but are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the team and excited to bring her enthusiasm to the show,” Wipeout creator Matt Kunitz said in a statement. “She is a great host with a fun and natural energy that our viewers will love.”

The fifth season of the reality show with the biggest balls (see what we did there?) will be divided into separate winter and summer installments during the 2011-12 season. Meanwhile, the fourth season premieres June 23 after a sneak peak on June 21.

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