Mike Rowe on returning to ‘Dirty Jobs’ and finding new gigs | Entertainment News


Turns out the hardest part of rebooting Discoveryis a gloriously grimy reality hit, dirty jobswho sends the host mike rowe apprenticed to skilled workers, finds him enough new dirty gigs.

“The challenge now is not to get dirty and work hard; the challenge is to apply it to jobs that we do not have done,” says the king of crud in his distinctive baritone voice, a voice that bounced off mine shafts, septic tanks and other filthy surfaces during the first series from 2005 to 2012.

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With over 170 episodes and the 2020 reunion series Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip under his tool belt, Rowe felt the time was right to get back to work, as the global pandemic had shone a spotlight on essential workers. It’s a group he champions with Mike Rowe Works, a foundation that promotes careers in the skilled trades and provides scholarships. “I started getting literally thousands of people on Facebook and social media asking me to bring the show back,” he says.

Fortunately, the Dirty the team’s job search was successful. In six new episodes, Rowe tries his hand at being a water tower cleaner, escalator maintainer, epoxy installer, iguana trainer, monument sculptor (on the huge Crazy Horse Memorial being chiseled in South Dakota’s Black Hills), and even a combat medic. For this, he trained with a scalpel on a rubber “cut suit”, which simulates skin, organs and a circulatory system!

“It’s not just about toilet explosions and breeding mishaps,” he says of this round. “I am older and wiser. There are more biographies, more attempts to understand why these people do what they do. That’s true in the premiere, when Rowe returns to a show business mainstay, construction, and gets to know the family behind a rebar-laying business. He works alongside a team of “rodbusters” working on a bridge in 100 degree heat in Florida. “It was a reminder of the second law of thermodynamics: I live in a decomposing body,” cracks the 59-year-old man. “I don’t need to succeed, but I have to try.”

dirty jobsSeason premiere, Sunday January 2, 2022, 8/7c, Discovery


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