Keke Palmer announced as 2020 VMAs host

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  • Keke Palmer will host the 2020 MTV VMAs.
  • The actor was joined by her on-screen Nickelodeon persona, True Jackson, as she made the announcement in a clip shared on Instagram.
  • The VMAs will be the first major award show to be hosted live in a physical venue since the coronavirus outbreak.

And the host of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards is... Keke Palmer!

The actor and singer made the announcement in a fun clip shared on Instagram. In the short video, Keke was joined by her famous on-screen persona, True Jackson - a character from the hit Nickelodeon series she starred in as a child. 

"I heard y'all was tired of 2020, let's go back to 2008," Keke captioned the post, adding: "Join me as I host the 2020 @vmas on August 30th on @MTV!"

See the announcement here:

The 2020 VMAs will be the first major award ceremony to host a live show in a physical venue since the coronavirus outbreak. The show will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on 30 August. 

Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead the pack this year with nine nominations each, while The Weeknd and Billie Eilish follow closely behind with six each.

See the full list of nominees here.

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