By Lanford Beard
January 11, 2012 at 06:32 PM EST
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Will Smith better get out his rain gear. The star has been invited to host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, a show known for sliming its celebrities. This year is a special broadcast, as the ceremony is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It will be Smith’s first time hosting the show, though he’s won 10 Blimp Awards in the last 20 years and been nominated for five more. Marjorie Cohn, Nick’s president of original programming and development and an executive producer of the show said Smith was an obvious choice. She called him “the biggest movie star in the world … a larger than life presence who knows how to play big,” and added, “We’re excited he’ll be taking the stage for the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show’s 25-year history.”

The show will air March 31.

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