John Cena to Host Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards
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The wrestler will host the Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, the network announced Thursday, after hosting the annual event for the first time last year. “It’s an awesome show!” Cena, who next stars in the comedy Blockers, tells E! News. “It is like the thrill of being in a WWE show, which is the thing I enjoy the absolute most, and Kids’ Choice Awards is that thrill and that experience. Nickelodeon’s production value is amazing. Every show is just outstanding and what they do for the kids in the audience and the kids at home is spectacular. The show is for the kids and so designed for the audience absolutely and it’s so fun. You get to be a big kid.”
This year’s show will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on March 24, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Nickelodeon will broadcast the annual event in more than 170 countries and territories, and additional news—including categories and presenters—will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rest assured, Cena is already devising inventive ways to make this year’s show the best in its 29-year history. “I compare the Kids’ Choice Awards to Wrestle Mania in a WWE environment, where Wrestle Mania is the biggest show of the year for WWE. Every year it’s enormous and they go, ‘Well, what are we going to do next year?’ And somehow they outdo themselves every year. Kids’ Choice is no different, and they knock it out of the park every year,” the Ferdinand star said. “We’re in the process of coming up with how we are going to do that again this year.”
—Reporting by Alessandra Mortellaro