Hey there!

This is Jill Wagner & John Henson from ABC’s Wipeout which is coming back this Sunday 7/6c. We've got a TWO HOUR season premiere!

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We’re pumped to be here. Ask us anything!

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Hi Jill & John!

This is Bill "The Proposer" Carlson from Season 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wKcAdCstwg

I just want to say "THANK YOU!" for your help!! Emily and I are now happily married, and being punched repeatedly in the face with a 500 pound pneumatically actuated boxing glove was exactly what I needed to prepare me for marriage. ;)


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Has anyone ever been seriously hurt on the show?

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John: Jill hurt my feelings last season.

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Favorite behind the scenes moment?

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Jill: When a cow wondered on to the set behind me and someone yelled, get the cow out of the shot and i thought they meant me

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Have either of you tried running through the course yourself?

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John: Great question... I've never been asked that. In every interview.

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I will as soon as john does, jill

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Will the balls be bigger this year?

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John: No. They'll just hang lower.

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What would the show be like if you didn't add in sound effects?

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How much of the narration during the show is scripted?

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John: Only the stuff we write down ahead of time.

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How cold is the water that the contestants fall into?

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Depends when we are shooting. We often shoot in the winter and have had to break thin sheets of ice off the water before shooting. We tried to heat the tanks for the pilot but found it to be hard to maintain.

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For Jill: How is it going from hosting a hysterical show like Wipeout to transforming into Kate Argent for a way darker and (arguably) more dramatic show like Teen Wolf? Is it difficult to get into the right mindset for each show, or does it come naturally at this point?

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Jill: It is actually a relief to go back to playing "jill wagner" after Kate as Kate is a pretty morbid creature. Wipeout brings the light back to my day :-) ( however, i do like playing the bad girl)

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Jill, why r u so pretty? 8-)

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John: I assume you meant this for me.

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because Henson does my makeup, jill

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Have either of you every run the course? If so, what were your times? And is it really as hard as it looks?

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John: No. It's much harder.

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Do the contestants wear their own clothing throughout the competition?

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John: Clothing soiled separately.

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Yep, even the ones that have cats on their shirts

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How bad are the insurance premiums for the show? Has anyone filed a claim?

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John: Hey... insurance is a GREAT idea! Thanks!

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Who has bigger balls?

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jill: me

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John: Jill.


Jill Will You Ever Get A Chance From John Henson To Sign Off A Wipeout Episode? ;)

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jill: At that point in the show i am locked back in my cage so the answer is no

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John: Not if I can help it!

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Hi John - How much do you miss hosting Talk Soup, and why is it "More than you can imagine"?

I mean, come on, William Shatner AND Adam West in one episode?

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John: I LOVED hosting Talk Soup. But after nearly 1200 episodes, it was time to move on. But I try to stay in touch with those guys. Working with them was a BLAST!

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What was your favorite wipeout moment?

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Anytime Henson comes down from his pedestal in the sky to say hello to the commoners

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John: I'm still partial to Vonti McCray's motivator experience. Has to be seen to be believed.

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How do you find contestants for the show? Also, do you turn away people who are too athletic, or are very, very good at running the course?

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Contestants apply through a link on our Facebook page. We are looking for huge personalities. The show is at its best when we put ordinary people in extraordinary situations. There are other shows out there for the extreme athlete.

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My question is for Jill & John: What are some of your favorite TV Shows and movies?

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I love House of Cards, The Voice, Deadliest Catch, Jill

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Jill, is it possible for a Wipeout contestant to impress you? Or does the fact that they're contestants on Wipeout rule out any chance they ever had?

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Lots of them impress me... especially when they bring me donuts :-)

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do you watch MXC?

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Jill: I use to, funny stuff

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How do you stay fit? and what is your favorite sport? P.D. I Love you

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What does P.D. mean?

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Jill: I workout and wear a fitbit bracelet that really helps, fav sport is Basketball

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will you make episode that you being contestants on the show?

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John: Conjugate please.

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Was there ever anything you couldn't show on TV?

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Jill:Yeah, all of my potty mouth jokes

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Jill, have you ever gone on a date with anyone who asked you out on the show? John, do you write your own lines?

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Jill: yes, the one that won "win a date with Jill " episode

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John: Only the ones you think are funny. Everything else is Jill's fault.

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Which do you think has a better chance of completing obstacles, a duck sized horse, or a horse sized duck?

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jill: A duck riding a horse

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Have you ever wanted to run the Wipeout courses?

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John: Every day I go to work I see a series of very convincing arguments for never trying the course.

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jill: no, but henson has been dying to do it... no pun intended

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Jill, do you have any funny backstage stories about the Teen Wolf cast?

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Jill: God, where does one begin... there are so many,,, Tyler Posey likes to talk about poo.

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If you guys have the ability to invite any celebrity you guys want to play in Wipeout? Who would that be?

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jill: john henson

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If you could swap hosting gigs for an episode on any show, which show would you want to host for a day?

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John: I'd love to stand in for Tom Bergeron on AFV.

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Jill I gotta ask will we ever have a vampire vs werewolf wipeout episode?

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Jill: Matt Kunitz , can you answer that?

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Is the new season better than last year in your opinion? Last year seemed to get a little cheesy (if it was possible) and I think the older formats would ironically be a way to renew what might be getting a little tired. Although my grandson and I will never miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jill: YUM>>>I love cheese

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John: Only a grandparent would ask a paragraph long question.

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what is your favorite Obstacle, other than the Big Balls?

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John: I was a big fan of the Human Catapult. Although if you buy one, make sure you read the entire instruction manual. Assembly is key. You don't want any parts left over or someone will end up in the parking lot.

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I love the motivator ... however i don't think thats an obstacle , jill

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Jill - Are you single? If so, can we mingle? [Serious]

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jill: I don't mingle with the single

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I sooo didn't picture you for the home wrecker type... But I'll let you know when I get a GF and you can wreck it all you want!

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John: Ok... but I'd like to see a picture first.

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Will there be more nudity?

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John: Yes... but it will be mine. Apologies.

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Are kids ever going to be able to compete in the future with parent waivers?

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John: We keep having an issue with child labor laws.

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Has any contestant lost their shit and freaked out on you guys for being assholes to them?

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John: Not yet... but I keep trying.

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Is this season of ABC's Wipeout the best yet?

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We think so. We have a tournament of champions this season. All the winners from each episode return at the end of the summer to compete for the ultimate title. There are a ton of special episodes including "Win a Date With Jill" the return of "Hotties v Nerds", a "Bachelor/Bachelorette" episode and much more.

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Jill: YES!!!!!