Fear Factor host Ludacris says show teaches him about human nature

Fear Factor host Ludacris (above) says it makes sense to reboot the series because there is an audience for a show like this once the challenges have been updated to reflect new technology and a new generation.
Fear Factor host Ludacris (above) says it makes sense to reboot the series because there is an audience for a show like this once the challenges have been updated to reflect new technology and a new generation. PHOTOS: MTV, REUTERS
Fear Factor host Ludacris says it makes sense to reboot the series (above) because there is an audience for a show like this once the challenges have been updated to reflect new technology and a new generation.
Fear Factor host Ludacris says it makes sense to reboot the series (above) because there is an audience for a show like this once the challenges have been updated to reflect new technology and a new generation.PHOTOS: MTV, REUTERS

Rapper Ludacris, who hosts the second reboot of the series, says he respects the contestants for overcoming their biggest fears

Driving to one of the filming locations for Fear Factor is, fittingly, kind of scary.

It is a deserted ranch an hour north of Los Angeles and in the middle of nowhere. And as you make your way up a treacherous dirt road in blistering heat and dust, you lose phone reception, see no one for miles and start worrying that you are lost.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'Fear Factor a display of human nature'. Print Edition | Subscribe