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Jimmy Kimmel Emmys: Host shares adorable photo

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Don’t worry; Jimmy Kimmel’s fate as host of the upcoming Emmy Awards is in the hands of a toddler. 

As evidenced by an adorable photo he tweeted early Sunday morning, the talk show star is gearing up for the gig with a little help from his 2-year-old daughter, Jane. 

“Last minute  punch up with my best joke writer,” Kimmel captioned a picture of the youngster, who can be seen perched on her dad’s lap while pointing at a notepad with a pen clutched in her hand.

Kimmel previously told PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle to expect a different tone to his jokes at the Emmys, one viewers of Jimmy Kimmel Live! might not be expecting. The 48-year-old also said no one is safe when it comes to his opening monologue — including his celebrity pals.

“The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimmel said. “That works against them. Being a good sport is the worst thing you can be.”

On Thursday, Emmys executive producer Don Mischer told EW fans can expect good things from Kimmel’s stint as host.

“The host is a critical element, and you want a person up there who wants to be there, feels completely comfortable being there, can roll with the punches and deal with things as they happen on the spur the moment,” Mischer said. “Jimmy is really fast on his feet. He’s very responsive to what’s going on around him.” 

The 2016 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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