2003 'Sexiest Man Alive' will head CMT series

CMT has tapped Rossi Morreale to host “Can You Duet,” the cabler’s upcoming music competish.

Skein, from FremantleMedia North America, will search for America’s best country music duet. “Can You Dance” bows Monday, April 14 at 10:30 p.m.

Morreale’s credits include the syndicated gamer “Temptation,” as well as Style Network’s “Foody Call” and the Travel Channel’s “Riding with Rossi.” He also hosted G4’s “Swat” and TLC’s “Junkyard Mega Wars.” He was voted “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 2003.

FremantleMedia chief creative officer Eugene Young and CMT development chief Bob Kusbit announced Morreale’s hiring, pointing to the host’s “natural talent and charisma that makes people stand up and notice.”

Jeff Boggs is exec producer on “Can You Duet,” along with Kusbit and Melanie Moreau. Show will announce its judges at a later date.

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