Gold medals are great and all, but it’s not hosting Saturday Night Live! Simone Biles made her dream to host NBC’s long-running sketch-comedy show with her Final Five teammates known to all her followers on Wednesday, August 31.
The four-time gold medalist at the Rio Summer Games was quick to respond when the network asked fans Wednesday who they thought should host the upcoming season 42. “#FinalFive PLEASE! We have been dying to do it,” the 19-year-old replied, practically begging for the opportunity.
(NBC has not yet announced any hosts for the upcoming season.)
The gymnast isn’t the only one on her team who’s interested in the gig. When her fellow Final Five gals — Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian — sat down with Us Weekly last month for a round of rapid-fire questions, 22-year-old Raisman said she would also like to helm the late-night show.
“We wanna host Saturday Night Live!” she told Us at the time.
Perhaps they can do it a little later in the TV season? The Final Five will be a bit busy — even though they’ve returned from the Olympics with nine medals and have earned some well-deserved rest, the young women will be doing anything but.
The Final Five will be participating in Kellogg’s nationwide Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which kicks off September 15. In addition, 16-year-old Hernandez is participating in season 23 of Dancing With the Stars and is paired with pro-hoofer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
The young gymnast already looks to be putting plenty of hours in at the dance studio. In an Instagram video Chmerkovskiy, 30, shared Wednesday, Hernandez is nailing her moves.
“Still need a lot of work on the frame. But eyyyy we already got a handshake,” the ballroom pro captioned the clip. “So excited for the season. Helping this incredible girl reach her ballroom dreams. She’s a real gem.”
We’d love to see her — and her Final Five teammates — sparkle on the SNL stage too!
Dancing With the Stars season 23 premieres on ABC Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m. ET.
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