Josh Duhamel Set To Host the 26th Annual Kids Choice Awards on March 23, 2013 (@JoshDuhamel, @NickelodeonTV)

Nickelodeon LA UpfrontsKids Choice Awardsslime recipient and Arm Fart Hall of Fame champ, Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Years Eve and upcomingSafe Haven) will take the reins for the first time as host ofNickelodeons26thAnnual Kids Choice Awards,Saturday, March 23(8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT).Celebrated as the ultimate kid experience where Hollywood and slime collide, kids rule and honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The celebrity-filled livetelecastwill air live from USCs Galen Center and is tape delayed for West Coast.
“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, 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 slimefest for which our annual telecast is famous.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awardsis a great event that celebrates kids by honoring their opinions and taps into the kid in all of us.” said Duhamel. “I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I’m excited to lead millions of kids into total crazy fun, chaos …and, of course, endless slime!”
One of Hollywoods leading males, Duhamel recently began production on the dramaYoure Not You, alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum. This month, Duhamel will be seen in the star-studded, ensemble comedyMovie 43alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere, among others. In February, Duhamel will star opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse HallstromsSafe Haven, and the thrillerScenic Route. Additional film credits include the romantic comedyLife as We Know It,Ramona and Beezus,When in RomeandThe Romantics. On television, Josh is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime dramaLas Vegas. Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeons Emmy Award-winning animated seriesFanboy & Chum Chumand starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap operaAll My Children, in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations.
Last year, Nickelodeons 2012Kids Choice Awards, ranked as basic cables top telecast for the week (March 26, 2012April 1, 2012) with 6.2 million total viewers and was the number-one telecast for the week with kids and tweens across all TV. The celebrity filled telecast scored the most votes in the shows historya record 223 million (+11%, over last year). Votes were cast acrossNick.com, Nicks mobile site, a brand-new iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps, an iPad-optimized site, an application on Nicks Facebook page and via Twitter and custom hash tags. Beginning today, Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013Kids Choice Awardsdigital experience onwww.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans will be able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit thesiteto watch a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the show to see all the backstage action
The 2013 NickelodeonsKids Choice Awardswill be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out internationally, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. In many international markets, the 2013 KCAs will feature country-specific award categories and nominees, such as Favorite Asian Act and Favorite UK TV Show. Voting for the 2013 KCAs will span over six continents across 16 localized voting sites, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Ratings for the 2012 KCAs were up double-digits YOY internationally, and the show was rated #1 in its timeslot among kids channels in key international markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and more.
Presenting sponsors ofNickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awardsare General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target. Associate sponsors areBounty,McDonalds, nabi, Nintendo andSkechers.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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