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Idris Elba Set to Host His First ‘Saturday Night Live’

The ‘Luther’ star is adding sketch show host to his resume.

Idris Elba Set to Host His First 'Saturday Night Live'
Idris Elba poses at the 'Yardie' photo call during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 22, 2018 in Berlin (Credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

Actor Idris Elba, it was announced Wednesday, will be an upcoming host of Saturday Night Live (SNL). The news was shared on the late-night sketch show’s official Instagram page. According to Page Six, the gig will be Elba’s debut at Studio 8H, the famous New York City television studio where the live show has been broadcast many years.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Khalid will also make his first appearance on SNL during the Elba-hosted episode, which is scheduled to air March 9.

Later that month, Netflix will debut the comedy series, Turn Up Charlie, which is inspired by Elba’s career as a professional DJ. Season One of the series will be available on the streaming platform beginning March 15.

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