Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end and a 2023 Super Bowl champion, is all set to host Saturday Night Live (SNL) this weekend with surprises galore.
According to PEOPLE, a source reported that Kelce is “super pumped and super excited” about his upcoming appearance on the show, which will have “lots of surprises with lots of familiar faces.” The insider added that everything has been going very well.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kelce announced that he would be hosting the March 4 episode. He also revealed that he is a huge fan of former SNL greats such as Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon himself.
Kelce said, “I used to watch Saturday Night Live with my mother, and it’s an absolute honor and a privilege to be hosting SNL [on] March 4. I am so nervous for that, oh my gosh.”
Kelce’s SNL appearance comes just a few weeks after his team’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. Kelce played against his older brother Jason Kelce, who plays for the Eagles. After the game, the brothers embraced on the field, and the NFL released audio of their emotional exchange.
“Come here,” Jason, 35, said to his younger brother. “Good job, Travis. Congratulations.”
“I love you, big guy,” Travis responded.
“I love you, too. Good job,” Jason said. “Go celebrate.”
On their New Heights podcast, the Kelce brothers discussed their experience of playing against each other in the Super Bowl. Travis became emotional when he talked about their mother, Donna Kelce.
Both brothers expressed their admiration and love for their parents, with Travis noting that his mother “shined the whole time” during the Super Bowl.
Kelce is not new to the spotlight and has previously displayed his musical talents on Fallon’s show with a rendition of the Beastie Boys’ “Fight For Your Right.”
He will have another chance to showcase his skills as he hosts SNL with musical guest Kelsea Ballerini.