Actor Josh Duhamel to host Kids' Choice Awards

Jan. 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Josh Duhamel is to serve as host of the Kids' Choice Awards show at USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles, Nickelodeon said Wednesday.

The presentation, scheduled for March 23, will honor films, music, sports and television shows chosen in a vote by fans.

Duhamel is the star of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "New Year's Eve" and "Safe Haven." He is married to pop star Fergie.

"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," Marjorie Cohn, president of content development for Nickelodeon and executive producer of the Kids' Choice Awards, said in a statement. "We promise that this year will deliver the special, one-of-a-kind surprise-filled slime-fest for which our annual telecast is famous."

"Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is a great event that celebrates kids by honoring 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."

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