Former host of TV3’s Date Rush Nii Kpakpo speaks on why he has been sacked by the station.


After news broke of the sudden sack of the host of TV3’s Date Rush reality show Henry Nii Kpakpo Thompson, many have been asking themselves why the sudden turn of events.

TV3 today announced TV and radio personality, Giovanni Caleb, as the new host of the new edition of the much-watched Date Rush and fans and viewers of the station have reacted with disdain.

Breaking the ice on why he has been replaced (to put it mildly), Nii Kpakpo in a tweet has said the producers of the show have decided to settle on a new host for this year. He, therefore, assured his fans that he will be announcing his new television endeavour in the coming days.

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Nii Kpapko wrote:

I have received loads of questions from every corner about me not being on #daterush. Unfortunately, this season, the producers decided to go with another host. I’ll see you guys on another platform. I love you all.

However, his fans have refused to accept this new decision by TV3 as they say the show will not have the feel and appeal like it used to when Nii Kpakpo was the host.

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Joe Ghartey wrote: From your days on Joy Prime, I have always had the believe, you should have your own TV show on one of the big TV stations. Man, you are super hilarious and make shows fun

Edem replied: Nii Kpakpo, Oh really? all these years #daterush wasn’t that a hit, they never saw that other host? Yet good times ahead bro, you’re going to do better. Everyone is already missing you. @tv3_ghana…. God bless you waii

Martin commented: I foresee a boring season..Giovani always tries to be funny, but never a funny dude

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