Duhamel set to host Kids’ Choice Awards

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to KCA 13 Josh Duhamel JIM WRIGHT/NICKELODEON Pictured: Josh Duhamel. Stylists: Sam McMillian, Marcelle Chamlee, Jeanette Hita. Make Up: Catherine Furniss. Hair: Jayson Medina, Michelle Ramos, Jenna Tucker. Photo by: Jim Wright/Nickelodeon. ? 2013 Viacom, International, Inc. Retoucher: Boris Kravchenko

Kids’ Choice Awards’ slime recipient, Arm Fart Hall of Fame champ and actor Josh Duhamel (pictured) (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Year’s Eve) will take the reins for the first time as host of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) on March 23.

“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 of 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 slime fest for which our annual telecast is famous.”

Duhamel said: “The 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. I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but 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. He was also seen in the ensemble comedy Movie 43, with Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere.

Other soon to-be-released projects include Duhamel’s starring role opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven, and the thriller Scenic Route. Previous film credits include the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Ramona and Beezus, When in Rome and The Romantics.

On television, Duhamel was 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 soap opera All My Children, for which he received three Daytime Emmy nominations.

Celebrated as the ultimate kids’ experience, where Hollywood and slime collide, the KCAs see kids rule as they honour their favourites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The star-packed telecast of the awards will premiere across Africa on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) on March 27 at 5.45pm CAT (repeats: March 29 at 7.15pm CAT; March 31 at 12:05pm).

• To vote for your favourite contenders in all 22 categories, including favourite movie actor, favourite female butt-kicker and favourite TV show, visit www.nickelodeonafrica.com. To learn more about the awards, go to http://www.facebook.com/ NickelodeonAfrica, or join the conversation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NickAfrica using the hashtag #NickKCA_SA.

• WIN! WIN! WIN!

One family are in for the slime of their lives as Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305), in conjunction with Tonight, offers a family of four a trip to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) in Los Angeles, California. For your chance to win, go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, click on the “KCA WIN” banner, and tell us why you and your family should be chosen to go to the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Included in |the prize is a tour of the Nick Animation Studios and guest passes to Universal Studios. The competition closes on Tuesday. Terms and conditions apply.

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