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Leslie Jones Will Host the 2017 BET Awards

Leslie Jones attends the 2017 Time 100 Gala.

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Comedian, Saturday Night Live cast member, and Olympics mega-fan Leslie Jones will be hosting the 2017 BET Awards, Billboard reports. It’s Jones’ first major awards show gig, and, although she isn’t quite in American flag jumpsuit territory, she’s still pretty excited:

Jones has good reason to be thrilled, as she explained in a statement. “BET was the first network and place where I was on TV—I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming,” she said. Last year’s show was hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, but the overtly political tone made a bigger impression than the hosts. From a great performance of “Freedom” by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to a fiery speech from Jesse Williams, the show’s highlights were all in tune with the political moment—and that was before Trump and his band of white nationalists made their way to the White House. This year, anything’s possible, from the guests or from Jones herself—joyful homecoming or no, it seems likely she’ll at least break out her Donald Trump impression. We’ll find out for sure on June 25, when the BET Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles.