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Get ready to get slimed, Blake Shelton!

The 39-year-old country star and popular coach on the network's hit series The Voice has been chosen as the host of Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards. The announcement was made on NBC's Today Monday. "My agent called and was like, 'Man, you know, is there anything that you can think of that you'd want to do?' And I actually had been thinking, 'I want to host those Kids' Choice Awards!' And she was like, 'Uh, OK...'"

"It's fun," he added. "And I want to get slimed!"

Shelton recently made headlines over his split with fellow country star Miranda Lambert, 31, and his new relationship with ska singer and co-star Gwen Stefani, 46. The two made their public debut as a couple last week. It is unclear if Stefani, who performed at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards, will attend the ceremony this year.

Shelton has hosted award shows before, but never alone. He co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards with fellow country star Reba McEntire from 2011 and 2012 and with Luke Bryan every year since then, including this past April. Shelton also honed his live TV hosting skills when he hosted SNL in January.

Blake Shelton, Kids' Choice Awards


Last year's Kids' Choice Awards host was pop star Nick JonasMark Wahlberg hosted the ceremony the year before. The 2016 Kids' Choice Awards will air March 12, 2016.

The nominations are typically announced the month before. Shelton was nominated for Favorite Male Artist in 2013 and 205 and lost to Jonas and Justin Bieber.

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