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Andy Samberg to host Emmys

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Andy Samberg to host Emmys

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Emmy Awards.

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star has warned viewers they are in for a "wild ride" when he takes the helm of the primetime ceremony - which honours excellence in the television industry - during the live show on Fox on September 20.

He said in a statement: "Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! "Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road.

"Also, if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I'm hosting, and it's gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts."

Show bosses think the "fearless" 36-year-old star - who won a Creative Arts Emmy in 2007 for his 'Saturday Night Live' song 'Dick in a Box' - is the perfect choice as host.

Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a statement: "The moment the Emmy Awards host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy.

"He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience. We know he'll deliver the laughs and give viewers an incredible night they will enjoy."

Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, added: "It's wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.

"Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humour, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television's best and brightest."

The Emmys take place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre LA Live on September 20.