Michael Phelps – eight time gold medal winner at this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing – will host Saturday Night Live in it’s first new episode on the 13th September. NBC was the American broadcaster of the Olympic Games 2008 so it seems appropriate for Phelps to host Saturday Night Live on NBC. The Olympic swimmer will need to adapt to comedy for the role. He will be joined by rapper Lil Wayne.
The Telegraph says “Phelps has been besieged with showbusiness and commercial offers since he became the most decorated Olympian in history earlier this month” and “the 23-year-old will be joined by rapper Lil Wayne as co-host, after Phelps revealed that he listens to New Oreans hip hop star on his iPod before races”.