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Neil Patrick Harris to host US 'Saturday Night Takeaway'

2014-10-28
AP_neil_patrick_harris_jef_130920_16x9_608Neil Patrick Harris has been confirmed to host the US version of Saturday Night Takeaway. NBC has finalised a deal with ITV to adapt the format for US audiences, but will use a different title. On hosting the show, Harris said: "As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling. Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer. "Nothing like this has been done before, and it's unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!" Meanwhile, NBC's Paul Telegdy told Vulture: "We have a natural affinity for this type of show. It’s in our DNA." Harris will film the show in New York City to allow him to be close to his family. Meanwhile, the actor has discussed his full frontal scene in box office hit Gone Girl - find out more here. > Neil Patrick Harris on split reports: ‘They’re woefully mistaken’