Looks like Ashton Kutcher won’t be resuming hosting duties on “Punk’d” anytime soon.
Kutcher co-created and hosted the popular MTV prank show from 2003 to 2012, where the biggest celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé were often made fun of by Kutcher and his co-hosts.
Speaking about his stint on the show, Kutcher told former “Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay, who covered ExtraTV during Monday’s premiere of “Vengeance,” that he would never return to the show because it was far too lonely for him. him.
“I would go out for a long time and like no one would want to hang out,” said the 44-year-old actor and entrepreneur.
“They were like, ‘I’m not messing with him.’ It’s nice to have friends.”
The show returned in 2020 without Kutcher and instead Chance the Rapper was the host.
Episodes were immediately available to stream exclusively on the Quibi mobile video platform, but it closed less than a year later. The show was eventually moved to Roku for its second season.
While we may not soon see the father-of-two making hilarious jokes about celebs in “Punk’d,” Kutcher is gearing up for a trip down memory lane with wife Mila Kunis.
The pair first met while starring in “That ’70s Show,” which later became a worldwide hit. An upcoming spin-off titled “That ’90s Show” is coming to the screens and Kutcher will guest-star with his wife.
“Mila and I were thinking about it,” he told Variety on Monday. “We thought, ‘Listen, we’re only in the position we’re in because of that show, so let’s just go back and do this.'”
“We have just returned and had a week of fun. It was so random and fun,” he added.
The original show ran from 1998 to 2006, with Kutcher and Kunis as Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart, respectively.