Movie Actor Josh Duhamel Set to Host Nickelodeon’s 26TH Annual Kids’ Choice Awards


Kids’ Choice Awards’ slime recipient, “Arm Fart Hall of Fame” champ and movie actor Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Year’s Eve and the upcoming Safe Haven) will take the reins for the first time as host ofNickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs), taking place on Saturday 23 March 2013 at the Galen Center in California, USA.


Celebrated as the ultimate kids’ experience, where Hollywood and slime collide, kids rule and honour their favourites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The star-packed telecast of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will premiere across Africa onNickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on 27 March 2013 at 17:45 CAT (repeats: 29 March: 20:15 CAT; 31 March: 12:05 CAT).


“Josh has come out to play before for Kids’ Choice and as a previous “Best Arm Fart” winner we know he’ll do what it takes to be a great host,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development for Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of the Kids’ Choice Awards. “We promise that this year will deliver the special, one-of-a-kind, surprise-filled slimefest for which our annual telecast is famous.”


Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is a great event that honours kids by honouring their opinions and taps into the kid in all of us,” said Duhamel. “I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I’m excited to lead millions of kids into total crazy fun, chaos…and, of course: endless slime!”


One of Hollywood’s leading male actors, Duhamel recently began production on the drama You’re Not You, alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum. This month, Duhamel will be seen in the star-studded ensemble comedy Movie 43 alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere, among others. In February, Duhamel will star opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven, and the thriller Scenic Route. Additional film credits include the romantic comedy Life as We Know ItRamona and BeezusWhen in Rome and The Romantics. On television, Duhamel is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama Las Vegas. Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera All My Children, in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations.


Nickelodeon’s 26thAnnual Kids’ Choice Awards is being produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.


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