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British TV Presenter Alexa Chung To Host MTV Show

Can Alexa Chung Save MTV?

She's cute as a button, she's quirky, she's British, but can she re-interest you in MTV? I for one haven't watched the supposed channel about music in years — OK, except for the occasional The Hills or The City episode. Aside from those guilty pleasures, I can't remember the last time I actually saw a music video or non-cheesy exploitive show. MTV's reinvention of House of Style was like Teen Vogue in technicolor — not bad — but MTV has enlisted British export Alexa Chung to infuse cool back to the once pioneering station.

The 25-year-old worked her magic on her side of the pond via modeling and TV hosting, and come June 15th she'll be delivering an hour of celebrity interviews and music performances. Chung explains, “[The premise] is I’ve just moved here and I’m trying to meet people, so I’m inviting guests to the show. The pottymouth continues to declare, “It’s about time Americans hear this s--t." She's got my attention, does she have yours?


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stairwaytoheaven stairwaytoheaven 8 years
Love her, hopefully her show will have lots of live performances and videos.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
Even if her show is one hour of pure, unadulterated genius, it's still just one hour in a 24 hour schedule of crap. It'll take more than a new "quirky" girl to save this channel. As everyone else has said, why don't they just start showing MUSIC again? Is it just a leap too far in the imaginations of the station execs?
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
any time i tune in mtv i fined a stupid show!!!the only time i watch mtv is 2 watch the city or the hills other than that its a very stupid channel maybe they should play more music and get rid of the stupid shows!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I love her, but I hate MTV. and celebrity interviews - how groundbreaking...
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
I agree with the music videos comment. Maybe ditch all the terrible reality TV shows and start playing music videos again? When they axed TRL, probably their last music-related show, it was the last straw for me.
Arias101 Arias101 8 years
mtv has been dead for years
openfan openfan 8 years
I don't find her or her fashion interesting at all. She bores me.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
I'm really excited for the show. She's really cute.
danni2009 danni2009 8 years
I find Alexa Chung horribly annoying and for a 'fashion icon' she dresses somewhat like all those other 'Topshop indie kids'...hmm...
xmarlysx xmarlysx 8 years
one simple formula: more videos, less idiotic reality shows = more audience. period!
rgrl rgrl 8 years
The only thing that can save them is bringing the music back.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
I agree with Briandiesel - more music videos please!
Mariana48 Mariana48 8 years
I love her!! I'll probably watch the show just to see what she wears.
myystque myystque 8 years
Briandiesel, I completely agree. I stopped watching MTV because they never even play music. What's up with that?
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
lets just play music videos, how bout that?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
We shall see...I'm open minded.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that anything is possible - but it's all going to depend on how much she's able to relate to an american audience. we've seen over the years that british humor doesn't resonate as strongly as it should...and we've seen our fair share of pretty folks from around the world. i'm really open to it though - anything to get me to watch the network would be a start.
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