If you were a kid at any time during the 80s or 90s, there's a good chance you watched yourself some Double Dare, or possibly Family Double Dare. If you counted yourself as a fan, Double Dare host Marc Summers was someone you saw on a near-daily basis. But where is Marc Summers now? The former Nickelodeon host has had his ups and downs, but he has never run out of things to do - or shows to host.
Double Dare was a show on Nickelodeon where kids had to answer questions or engage in a demanding, grueling, and extremely slimy “physical challenge.” (Former contestants have said that being on the show was actually really disgusting.) But if you were just watching, you could simply sit back and enjoy the slime, which is what helped make it one of the best kids game shows of the 80s and 90s.
These days, Mars Summers may not always have nice things to say about Nickelodeon. Other than a slam of a former employer, what happened to Marc Summers after Double Dare? Let's just say he has been through an obstacle course no producer on the messy game show could ever imagine.
He Battled Lymphatic Leukemia In 2009
Summers Needed Reconstructive Face Surgery After A Nasty Car AccidentPhoto: Double Dare / Viacom
He Has Struggled With OCD
His OCD Cost Him 'Hollywood Squares'Photo: The Hollywood Squares / King World/CBS
He Made A Cameo In Good Charlotte's Music Video For 'Last Night'
He Hosted A Drunk Version Of 'Double Dare'