Elton John, Helen Mirren Set to Host ‘SNL’

by | March 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM | Saturday Night Live, TV News

Helen Mirren and Elton John (Gareth Cattermole/Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Helen Mirren and Elton John (Gareth Cattermole/Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has lined up Elton John and Helen Mirren for hosting duties on back-to-back shows in April.

The network announced Tuesday that John will pull double duty on April 2. He’ll host and share the stage with fellow musical guest Leon Russell. John will debut as host. It’s his first return to the show in nearly three decades.

On April 9, the Oscar-winning Mirren will make her “SNL” debut, with musical guest the Foo Fighters.

“Saturday Night Live” airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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