This Article is From Feb 04, 2022

MTV Roadies: Rannvijay Singha Out, Sonu Sood In. Twitter Is Divided

"I look forward to a life-changing journey and putting contestants through unimaginable tasks," said Sonu Sood

MTV Roadies: Rannvijay Singha Out, Sonu Sood In. Twitter Is Divided

Sonu Sood, the new judge of Roadies (Courtesy: sonu_sood)


  • Sonu Sood has been announced the new host of Roadies
  • He is replacing Rannvijay Singha
  • Rannvijay was associated with the show for 18 years
New Delhi:

An era has ended on MTV Roadies with Rannvijay Singha's replacement as host by Sonu Sood. Rannvijay won the very first season of Roadies in 2003 and has been involved in every season since - mostly as host, in some as coach. Amid speculation about why Rannvijay quit a show he's been synonymous with for 18 years, actor Sonu Sood released a statement on his new appointment. "MTV Roadies has redefined the meaning of adventure for viewers across the country, with high-octane tasks through every edition. The journey emphasises on the importance of mental and emotional endurance along with physical strength, which is what drew me towards hosting the show," he said in the statement, reports news agency PTI.

The new season will begin filming this month in South Africa. Sonu Sood said in his statement: "As we set aboard for South Africa, I look forward to a life changing journey and putting contestants through unimaginable tasks to see if they have the willingness to come back stronger. The new season will be filled with twists and turns and leave viewers stunned as the path unfolds," reports PTI.

Rannvijay Singha's exit has left Roadies fans bereft. One tweeted, "I'm not gonna watch Roadies":

"Rannvijay is soul of #Roadies," tweeted another.

The prospect of Sonu Sood also prompted a meme-fest referencing the actor's humanitarian efforts in rescue and relief of those stranded or otherwise affected by the COVID pandemic and related lockdown:

The format of MTV Roadies has been re-invented in the new season - the concept of gang leaders, which included Neha Dhupia and Prince Narula in previous seasons, has been done away with. The new season, set in South Africa, is expected to air in March.