Jimmy Fallon set to host Golden Globes 2017

The awards ceremony, previously hosted by Rickye Gervais, is taking a change of direction this year with chat show host Jimmy Fallon at the helm

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Brace yourselves for viral pranks, lip syncing and all sorts of silly star-studded games. The Golden Globes are taking a new direction for 2017 and welcoming a new host: chat show star Jimmy Fallon. 

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The 41-year-old presenter of Emmy award-winning The Tonight Show will be hosting next year’s 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. 

He’ll replace Ricky Gervais, who returned to helm the ceremony after three years hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. 

Fallon tweeted that he was “so excited” to be taking on the prestigious presenting role, before giving us a taste of what to expect with a swipe at Donald Trump… 

“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of The 74th Annual Golden Globes,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.

“This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host to enhance and elevate the sense of fun and irreverence that’s made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year.”

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The 74th Annual Golden Globes take place in LA on 8th January 2017