The other co-hosts that have been chosen are radio personalitiesÂ Paigion and Shorty Da Prince and Miss Mykie.
The officialÂ BET 106 & ParkÂ statement:
BET Networks revealed today that the new hosts of â€œ106 & PARKâ€ will be Bow Wow, Ms. Mykie, Paigion and Shorty Da Prince.Â Having the most appearances in the showâ€™s 12 year show history as well as guest hosting several times, Bow Wow also known as â€œMr. 106 & PARKâ€ will follow in the steps of previous hosts, A.J. Calloway, Free, Terrence J. and Rocsi.
Bow Wow, 25, will greet televisionâ€™s â€˜livestâ€™ studio audience alongside â€œThe Searchâ€ winners, Ms. Mykie, 23; Paigion, 24; and Shorty Da Prince, 23.Â After three months of co-hosting the show with Terrence J., Rocsi and a number of celebrity co-hosts, Ms. Mykie, hailing from Houston, TX, Paigon, and Shorty Da Prince, both repping Detroit, Michigan, beat out thousands of host hopefuls to earn their spot as the new co-hosts of â€œ106 & PARK.â€Â They will join Bow Wow 5 nights a week to bring the best of urban/pop culture, hottest music videos and A-list celebrity guests to BET viewers.
â€œWe chose to break the mold.Â These 4 talented folks will bring spirit, fresh perspective and crazy fun to the 106 & Park stage.Â Shorty, Paigion and Miss Mykie are clearly stars and luckily for us, started gelling as a collective during The Search,â€ saidÂ Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks. â€œOn the sneak tip, we were pursuing Bow Wow hoping he might be interested.Â We were thrilled when he said â€œyesâ€.Â The energy is palpable.Â The crew is assembled.Â We are excited about this new future of 106 & Park.â€
â€œI am very excited to take on this new journey in myÂ careerÂ with BET.Â Iâ€™m all about branding myself and not just in music, but in TV and movies,â€ said Bow Wow.Â â€œEveryone always wants to compare me to the Fresh Prince, well now they can call me the Fresh Prince of 106 & Park.Â Get ready for a whole new world.â€
This week our new hosts will welcome Ke Ke Palmer, Sean Paul, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Condola Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Swizz Beatz, DJ Drama, Faith Evans, and David Oyelowo.
Bow Wow and BET took to twitter to announce: