The new season of “Punk’d,” which kicks off Thursday (March 29) at 10 p.m. ET/PT, might be the most star-studded to date. Justin Bieber punks the likes of Taylor Swift and Rob Dyrdek, and Miley Cyrus had some fun at the expense of her beau, Liam Hemsworth, and Khloe Kardashian, just to name a few.
Those celebs aren’t the only ones getting the wool pulled over their eyes. When MTV News caught up with boy band The Wanted in Las Vegas during spring break, they opened up about getting Punk’d by someone in their band. And while they kept the details of the practical joke slim, the excitement for it was clear.
“So we were outside ’Chelsea Lately’ and there was a kid that came up to us, and then when we came out [after going in], she went missing,” group member Tom Parker recalled. “And then we got pulled over by the police.”
His bandmate Jay McGuiness was the man behind the prank and he knew exactly what would scare his buddies. “Your police in the U.S. are notoriously aggressive, so we were all ’Yes sir, yes sir, OK, whatever you say.’ I was involved. I knew for about a week before and I was talking to their team — who were amazing — trying to work out what would scare them. And we know your police are much scarier than ours,” he said. “I thought it was hilarious.”
Much like the Wanted’s internal prank, Demi Lovato got hers from her close friends in the group All Time Low. “My two friends, Jack [Gaskarth] and Alex [Barakat], they Punk’d me,” she said. The guys got some help from Nick Cannon, and while she kept the details vague, she did share this with us: “I’m a sucker for, like, ghosts and aliens and stuff like that, so they got me pretty good.”
Cannon, Lucy Hale, Mac Miller, Heather Morris, Bieber, Cyrus, Kellan Lutz, Bam Margera, Hayden Panettiere, “Punk’d” alumnus Dax Shepard and Tyler, the Creator have all been tapped as celebrity hosts for the new season of “Punk’d.”
Don’t miss the premiere of “Punk’d” tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, followed by the series premiere of “The Pauly D Project”! For continuing “Punk’d” and “Pauly” coverage, be sure to check in with MTV’s Remote Control blog.