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Jimmy Kimmel Tweets Tonight Show Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Eyed as Late Night Frontrunner

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers Lloyd Bishop, Dana Edelson/NBC; ABC/MITCH HADDAD

Jay Leno is heading out, Jimmy Fallon is coming in, and no surprise, Jimmy Kimmel is a happy camper.

The Jimmy Kimmel Live host, who has made no secret of his feelings for Leno, is apparently a fan of Fallon, tweeting congratulations to his late-night rival after NBC formally announced the funnyman will take over the Tonight Show chair in spring 2014.  

"congratulations to my dear, sweet @jimmyfallon- a formidable rival and an incredible lover," he posted on his micro-blogging page. 

NEWS: It's official: Jay Leno exiting The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon to replace him in 2014

As for Fallon's Late Night successor?

Saturday Night Live staple Seth Meyers is said to be the current frontrunner for the 12:35 a.m.  time slot, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news of Leno's imminent departure.

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