Emmys host Jimmy hopes to 'do an Eddie Murphy'

Monday March 26, 2012

US late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has landed a prime-time gig - hosting the 64th Emmy Awards.

The star and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! will present the ceremony honouring the best in TV on September 23 in Los Angeles.

"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars," Jimmy joked, referring to the comedian who pulled out as host of this year's Academy Awards.

Jimmy's namesake show is in its 10th season on ABC.

He previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards and is set to preside over the White House Correspondents' dinner next month.

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