jill wagner returns wipeout 'Wipeout' premiere: Jill Wagner returns   are you happy to have her back?Host Jill Wagner made her triumphant return to “Wipeout” on Thursday (May 9), earning an “I’m bring sexy back!” from commentator John Henson, and then a flashback where she was lured into a giant box with a plateful of donuts as a way to capture her in the wild and get her back on the show. Heh.

“Happy to be back,” says Wagner, slipping right back into the host role.

She left the show after the 2011 season to pursue her acting career and was replaced in 2012 by Vanessa Lachey. But Lachey left the show when she gave birth to her son, Camden.

Not only was Wagner back as host, but the all-new qualifying obstacle course was debuted. It features the Barsibot-3000, failboxes guarded by honey badgers, a $500 reward if you capture drill sergeant Smallsy on the last of the big balls and the trippity-skippity-flippity-do. Fun times.

Were you glad to see Wagner back on “Wipeout”?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."