Phoebe Waller-Bridge to host Saturday Night Live
Phoebe Waller-Bridge will delight her American fans as she prepares to host Saturday Night Live alongside Taylor Swift.
The Fleabag and Killing Eve creator will guest host the late-night American sketch show on 5 October, joined by Grammy-winner Swift, who has just released her seventh album, Lover.
Waller-Bridge’s career began after her one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – the inspiration for Fleabag – found critical acclaim.
The 34-year-old is currently working on a Fleabag book as well as on the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die.
In his fourth turn as host on SNL, Cheers actor Woody Harrelson will be joined by musical guest Billie Eilish on 28 September, while Stranger Things star David Harbour fronts the show on 12 October alongside Camila Cabello, formerly of the girl group Fifth Harmony.
Kristen Stewart will return on 2 November for a second time as host, and on 21 December, screen veteran Eddie Murphy will appear for the first time since his lengthy and career-defining 1984 stint – bar a brief turn on SNL’s 40th anniversary special in 2015.
Alec Baldwin and Robert De Niro featured heavily in SNL’s last series – regularly taking aim at Donald Trump as well as the Democrats.