Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor made a pretty impressive small screen debut as a host on Khatron Ke Khiladi seasons 7. Well, it is learnt that Arjun will also be hosting the next season of Khatron Ke Khiladi, the shoot of which will begin this year. There were reports earlier which stated that former host Rohit Shetty may host the eighth season but it is now confirmed that Arjun is on board. ALSO READ: Did Karan Johar just take a dig at Malaika Arora Khan for dating Arjun Kapoor?

“Colors, the channel the show airs on, was happy with Arjun and have talked to him about continuing as the host. Last year, when the season ended, Manisha Sharma, programming head, said, ‘He has been a surprise package and a superlative host.’ Arjun got a younger audience to the show, which has been missing in the previous seven seasons. While Rohit and Akshay (Kumar) were more authoritative in their interaction with the contestants, Arjun was casual and friendly, which the producers feel is the direction they want to continue in. The TRPs were great and the newer audience also began warming to the action-based reality show,” DNA quoted a source.

The source adds that Season 8 will return to South Africa and not last year’s location (Argentina) because “South Africa has the best safety measures and also there won’t be any language issues like in the last location. The shooting won’t start before the end of the year. Arjun and the channel are yet to sit and discuss the technicalities. He has told them that he is ready to return as host.”

Although the TRPs of the show were decent enough when Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty hosted the respective seasons, the previous season was a MASSIVE hit among the masses. That is probably because Arjun could relate more to the youth than Akki and Rohit. While Rohit and Akshay were more authoritative in their interaction with the contestants, Arjun got a younger audience to the show, which in turn, worked in his favour.

With Arjun Kapoor  as the host, it goes without saying that this year too, the show will be a rage among viewers!