The co-host of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards Dwayne Johnson.

The Rock and Kevin Hart team up.

Global movie powerhouses and stars of the upcoming action comedy Central Intelligence Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart announced that they will host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

This year’s show will tape at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, on Saturday 9 April and broadcast on MTV across Africa on MTV on Monday 11 April at 21:30 CAT (Red Carpet Show) and 22:00 CAT (MTV Movie Awards). For the first time ever, MTV will take the telecast entirely outdoors and onto the backlot to capture the essence of movie making magic against a dramatic night-time backdrop. 

Performers and presenters will be announced at a later date. "It's an honour to be hosting the MTV Movie Awards with a guy who's not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who's often mistaken as my twin: Kevin Hart,” said Dwayne Johnson. “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them."

"I love hosting - it's my thing,” said Kevin Hart. "Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It's going to go down.”


"Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart define what it means to be modern movie stars," said MTV Movie Awards executive producer Casey Patterson. "They have a direct and personal relationship with their fans, who love them for it and have made them two of the biggest entertainers in the world. They are bringing the action and comedy to the big 25th anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards, which makes me excited and frankly a little afraid. Double trouble!"

 
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