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Justin Timberlake wants Oscar hosting gig

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Justin Timberlake wants Oscar hosting gig

Justin Timberlake wants to host the Oscars next year.

The 'Mirrors' hitmaker, who has taken the last few months off to bond with his five-month-old son Silas, is reportedly eager to make a splash when he returns to the spotlight and thinks hosting the prestigious awards ceremony on February 28, 2016 is the perfect platform for him.

A source close to the 34-year-old star, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, said: "Justin is campaigning hard with producers and is billing himself as the total package. He's playing up the fact that he's a singer, dancer and actor. Plus he bridges the gap between old and young."

The former 'N Sync star is confident he will be able to entertain the star-studded audience, as well as millions of viewers worldwide.

The insider told Star magazine: "Justin says he's not scared that so many hosts, like Neil Patrick Harris, ended up bombing.

"Producers are starting to agree that his confidence may just be the magic touch."

But he may have some stiff competition, as Neil, who hosted the ceremony earlier this year, recently admitted he is eager to do it again.

The former 'How I Met Your Mother' star said: "I knew what I was getting into. It's a beast, but I'd love to do it again if I was asked!"