Meat Loaf (real name, Marvin Lee Aday) is making a reality series based on his song ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’.
The 73-year-old rocker is teaming up with producers Christopher Potts and Jonty Nash – who are part of the team behind Netflix show ‘Nailed It!’ – for a new programme which takes its name and inspiration from his classic 1993 hit single.
As reported by Deadline, the series will see couples “compete in a variety of comedic physical games designed to reveal how well they can work together and how much they really trust and believe in each other – all to a soundtrack of classic hits, performed live in [the] studio by the original artists as well as new stars”.
The show will also feature “absurd and sometimes frightening physical contests”, which are based on the ballads themselves.
Producers Potts and Nash quipped: “For the most part, we want to create shows that are funny, clever and buzzworthy, but two out of three ain’t bad.”
Meat Loaf added: “You took the words right out of my mouth.”
The star – whose track appeared on his sixth studio album ‘Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell’ – will serve as an executive producer for the project.
He is no stranger to the world of reality TV, having previously appeared as a contestant on the US version of ‘The Apprentice’ in 2011.
Meanwhile, Meat Loaf previously revealed he finds it “hard” to stay in touch with people he has worked with across both his music and acting careers, where has starred in films such as ‘Fight Club’ and ‘Wayne’s World’.
He explained: “It’s hard. Living in Detroit, we opened for The Who and that’s where I became friends with Roger Daltrey and kept in touch for the longest time.
“It’s like when I did ‘Fight Club’ with Brad Pitt, we’d stay in touch for years, then all of a sudden he’s somewhere else.”
Meat Loaf has not appeared in a film since ‘Wishin’ and Hopin” in 2014 but admits that he will “always” go back into acting.
He said: “I will always act. We would tour for a while and then someone would offer me a movie so I’d go and do that. From 1996 to 2000 I did nine films.”
Author: BANG Showbiz