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Who’s Replacing Giuliana Rancic as Red Carpet Host? We Have Answers

It’s the end of an era for Giuliana Rancic, who is officially getting replaced by—drumroll, please—Laverne Cox.

The Orange Is the New Black alum, 48, will replace Rancic as the host of E!’s Live from the Red Carpet, according to Entertainment Weekly. Cox will begin her duties in 2022, where she’ll lead award shows and conduct celebrity interviews for the network.

“I’m so excited and deeply humbled to be hosting E!’s iconic red-carpet coverage,” she said in a statement.

Cox continued to gush over the once in a lifetime opportunity, adding, “For many years, I would wake up early on awards show days, get my snacks in place and watch E!’s coverage all day long. I dreamed of walking red carpets. Now, not only have I had several fun and amazing personal red-carpet moments, I also get to be a red-carpet guide for E!’s discerning audience and chat with my colleagues and folks I deeply admire for these very special events in their lives. I can’t wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages, honey.”

The news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, since Rancic previously revealed that she’s stepping down as host after two successful decades. “After 20 fabulous years hosting E!’s red carpet, I have decided to step out of my red-carpet heels into a new pair of shoes,” Rancic said.

All we have to say is, we love this choice.

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