Blake Shelton has a big announcement for fans -- especially his younger ones. On Monday, the 39-year-old country singer revealed that he’ll be hosting Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will air in March.
The “Gonna” crooner confirmed the exciting news during his appearance on the “Today” show. "My agent called and said, 'Is there anything that you can think of that you want to do?'” he told co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee. “I've done all these things, and I had actually been thinking, 'I want to host those Kids' Choice Awards. I want to do it.' And she was like, '…OK.'”
The charming country singer added that he’s looking forward to hosting the kids’ show … and getting slimed!
— Nickelodeon (@NickelodeonTV) November 9, 2015
"I've been on countless stages throughout my life, but none have promised the madness, excitement and endless slime as Nick's Kids' Choice Awards, which is undoubtedly the ultimate party for kids," Shelton, who was nominated for favorite male artist in 2013 and 2015, told People magazine in a statement. "There is only one team here, and it's Team Kids' Choice, so bring it on Nickelodeon!"
“The Voice” star is no stranger to hosting highly viewed events. Shelton has co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards countless times with Reba McEntire and Luke Bryan, and held his own when he hosted “Saturday Night Live” in January.
The country singer, who recently made headlines by ending his relationship with Miranda Lambert and confirming his romance with his “The Voice” co-star Gwen Stefani, first teased his participation on the beloved award show on Twitter.
“Just when things were about to quiet down around here … I’ve got something BIG to announce,” the singer tweeted out to his fans, including the hashtags #shocking #staytuned. “No chance y’all are gonna guess this one. It’s just WAY to insane …”
Shelton will follow in the green, gooey footsteps of Nick Jonas, who hosted the beloved show in 2015.
The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will air live on March 12, 2016.