The original Tracy Turnblad will replace Sharon Osbourne as host of the third installment of VH1′s Charm School.
Legendary talk show host and author Ricki Lake will attempt to tame a group of out of control reality TV personalities when Charm School 3 with Ricki Lake premieres on the Celebreality website this Summer.
“We are thrilled to have Ricki spearheading this new take on Charm School. Our audience knows her, loves her and respects her. And Ricki certainly knows a thing or two about taking big, loud characters and bringing them to a place of new emotional understanding,” VH1 Executive Vice President Jeff Olde said in a statement Thursday. “The transformation of the women on the show is always an interesting journey to watch, and the new twist on this season should bring the entire experience to a whole new level.”
According to a statement released by VH1 on Thursday:
Ricki will not be alone in her quest to help these ladies; she will be flanked with the support of the new school deans Alani “La La” Vazquez (TV Personality) and Stryker (Radio Host). This team’s mission for the new season is not only to teach the ladies about which fork to use, but also to stress the importance of using themselves for good.