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NICKELODEON AND WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA TO HOST THE 2018 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS

This year’s awards show will air Sunday 25th March at 10:30am on Nickelodeon in the UK and Ireland.

John Cena will also voice a villain character in the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series set to air later this year.

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London, 11th January 2018 - Nickelodeon announced today that WWE Superstar John Cena is returning to host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards for the second time.

Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards take place in LA on Saturday 24th March and will air in the UK on Sunday 25th March at 10:30am on Nickelodeon. Celebrating kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music, pop culture, animation and more, with stunts and surprises at every turn, the show will return to the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood.  Additional Kids’ Choice Awards news, including categories and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.   

John Cena will also lend his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum  in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, set to air in the UK later this year.

“John Cena is one of the biggest stars in the world. Kids just love him” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group. “His blend of humor and originality brings a fresh voice to Nickelodeon both in front of the camera and behind.”

Said Cena,  “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.” 

The presenting International sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is Heelys.

Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions.  Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers. 

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

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Nickelodeon Contacts:
Jazz Chappell
Jazz.Chappell@nickelodeon.co.uk
0203 580 3122

Gayle Gaviola - gayle.gaviola@viacom.com


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