Pete Davidson 'in talks' to host Oscars 2022 to bring in 'younger viewers' as his romance with Kim Kardashian heats up

PETE Davidson is reportedly being considered for the role of host at the 2022 Oscars.

The annual awards show is currently set to air on March 27 on ABC.

Though the Oscars has gone without a host since 2019, Craig Erwich, the president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, revealed they’re bringing the role back for this year’s show.

He added during his TCA executive session, according to Deadline, that producer Will Packer, who worked with Pete on the 2019 comedy What Men Want, has “his pulse of popular culture.”

A source told Page Six that Pete’s “people are talking to producers” right now about him possibly taking on the open job.

Aside from his work as a comedian on Saturday Night Live, his star power has risen even higher in recent mothers, after striking up a romance with Kim Kardashian.

According to the insider, executives over at the Academy want to give their award show a bit of a “reset” this year.

They reportedly think giving Pete the hosting gig might bring in a younger audience.

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The source added: “He gets a demographic that is hard to get.

“He is in a good space, his career is doing well and he is on the rise. 

“He is a sex symbol, unlikely, but he is big with a certain generation.”

Pete, 28, just co-hosted an NBC New Year's Eve special with Miley Cyrus, aptly titled Miley's New Year's Eve Party.

The pair rang in the new year live from Miami, with a bunch of other celebrities joining them for performances, including Miley's sister Noah, Saweetie, and Jack Harlow.

Along with Pete, insiders told Deadline that there are a few other big names being considered for the role.

Dwayne Johnson and former host Chris Rock are reportedly two of the top names being tossed around.

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