Jimmy Fallon confirmed to host Olympics closing ceremony

Jimmy Fallon will host the closing ceremony at the Paris Summer Olympics with Mike Tirico. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jimmy Fallon will host the closing ceremony at the Paris Summer Olympics with Mike Tirico. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

March 14 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon is confirmed to host the Olympics closing ceremony.

The Tonight Show host said Wednesday that he'll host the closing ceremony at the Paris Summer Olympics with Sunday Night Football announcer Mike Tirico.

Tirico had appeared with singer Kelly Clarkson and retired football star Peyton Manning Tuesday on The Tonight Show to announce they will host the opening ceremony at the Olympics.

During his time on the show, Tirico invited Fallon to join him in Paris, which Fallon shared more details about Wednesday.

"So before the show, NBC said that Mike had a surprise for me, and I thought that was the surprise -- that he's announced that they're doing the opening ceremony together," Fallon said.

Jimmy Fallon attends the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington in 2022. File Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
Jimmy Fallon attends the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington in 2022. File Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI

"So, I finished this segment. I go to commercial, I go in the hallway, and there's all the NBC families in the hallway -- Molly Solomon, everybody from NBC Olympics -- and they're all clapping," he shared. "They're like, 'Do you want to do it?'"

Fallon confirmed him hosting is "real" and "happening."

Jimmy Fallon attends the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019. File Photo by Peter Foley/UPI
Jimmy Fallon attends the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019. File Photo by Peter Foley/UPI

"I'm going to do it!" he said. "I am headed to Paris. I'm going to co-host the Olympics closing ceremony this summer."

Fallon also confirmed the news on social media.

The Paris Summer Olympics will run July 26 to Aug. 11.