Punk’d is changing its format by featuring celebrity guest hosts every week, and Bieber will be the first on the March 29 premiere, punking his good friend Taylor Swift. Other celebrity hosts who have been tapped to punk their equally famous friends this season include Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, Kellan Lutz, and Hayden Panettiere, Bam Margera.
Among the “friends” getting punk’d are Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Hutcherson, Khloe Kardashian, Tyler Posey, Emma Roberts, and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi,” according to USA Today.
“It’s fresh thinking,” said Punk’d co-creator Jason Goldberg. “It’s a different way to approach the show. Justin’s show is so different from Bam’s show, but both work. It’s their thinking and their vision for it.”
Kutcher agrees, seeing an opportunity to take the show where it’s never gone before. “There’s a whole new crop of talented stars, celebrities, entertainers and athletes that weren’t even around when we were shooting the show.”
As for Bieber, being the first guest host of Punk’d isn’t the only thing he has to celebrate. His new single, “Boyfriend,” off the Believe album, dropped midnight on Monday.
Catch Punk’d Thursday at 10 p.m. on MTV.