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

ABC late-night host shares well wishes for his "formidable rival" on social media

By Alyssa Toomey Apr 03, 2013 8:50 PMTags
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth MeyersLloyd 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. 

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.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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