Get Your Panties Ready: Idris Elba Is Hosting “Saturday Night Live”

February 20, 2019  |  

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“Saturday Night Live” has come to their senses and have finally asked one of the most visually appealing entertainers of our time to host the legendary show. That person is the one and only Idris Elba. This will be the actor’s first time standing in as a host!

On Wednesday the show’s official Twitter handle announced Elba will host the March 9 show with singer Khalid as the night’s musical guest.

The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw actor has given us multiple comedic moments during his turn as “The Boss” on the fifth season of NBC’s hit, The Office. But we hope he gives us some steamy moments, shall we ask for a shirtless, oiled up cold open?

Also we’re excited to see what types of portrayals Elba will take on. Will he create a new character or mimic one who already exists? The week’s events will also probably give the SNL writers some inspiration as well, so we’ll be keeping our eyes on everything that happens leading up until Elba’s debut.

Elba is on a press tour to promote his upcoming Netflix series, Turn Up Charlie, where he plays a DJ who is forced to man up by taking care of his best friend’s daughter. The new show is set to stream on March 15.

Saturday Night Live returns March 2 and will air at 11:30 p.m. EST. Will you be tuning in?

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