John Cena Confirmed to Host the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards

Plus, he’s got two other projects in the works with the network.


The first details for the 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards have been announced and we’re already counting down the days until this year’s show.

Nickelodeon revealed this morning that John Cena is returning to host this year’s show set to take place on March 24th in Los Angeles for the second year in a row!

In addition to hosting the KCAs this year, Cena is breaking new ground at the network with two firsts — he will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering late 2018; and is executive producing the brand-new competition series, Keep It Spotless, where teams of kids go head-to-head in a battle to stay clean.

Said Cena, “I’m thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon on three big projects that run the range of what kids love–slime-filled live events, awesomely cool animation and competition shows where kids take their shot at being the best.”

He continued, “It’s an honor to come back a second time to host the biggest, slimiest party of the year, the Kids’ Choice Awards. Not only do I get to be a cartoon character in the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, but I get to be a villain, too. And to top it all off, I’m stepping behind the camera to executive produce Nick’s new competition series Keep It Spotless, which gives a whole new meaning to staying clean.”

The 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards air LIVE from the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles on March 24th @ 8PM ET/PT on Nickelodeon.

Relive last year’s Kids’ Choice Awards by viewing all our coverage! 

Jozie Schroder

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