By Lanford Beard
Updated October 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
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On top of an already stellar year, Kaley Cuoco will be kicking off 2012 with a Big Bang indeed. After getting engaged, presenting at the Emmys, and hosting the Teen Choice Awards in 2011, EW has confirmed that Cuoco has been tapped to host the People’s Choice Awards next January. Cuoco follows in the footsteps of five-year host Queen Latifah. “Kaley is sexy, funny and smart – everything you want in a host,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS (home to Bang and the People’s Choice Awards). Bang will defend its title as Favorite TV Comedy when the ceremony, produced by Survivor EP Mark Burnett, airs on Jan. 11, 2012.

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