Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor Weekend Update, Hopes to Not Barf or Faint

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From The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party to The Girl Who Will Keep Viewers Updated on Important Happenings in the World...

Cecily Strong has been tapped as the next Weekend Update co-anchor on Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels announced yesterday, confirming that the comedian will join Seth Meyers at the famous desk when this NBC staple returns on September 28.

Look for Strong to take over the gig by herself when Meyers leave this winter to host Late Night.

Cecily Strong on SNL

"Very excited about the new Weekend Update co-anchor, @cecilybecily!," Meyers tweeted, while Strong responded to the news herself:

"Lets hope I make it through the first show without barfing or fainting!"

What about the character that made Strong a fan favorite? Quipped Meyers:

"As for The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with, it's prob safe to assume that she died somewhere, mid-conversation."

Saturday Night Live recently announced the hosts for its first three shows of the fall.

Look for Tina Fey to return at the end of September, while Miley Cyrus emcees on October 5 and Bruce Willis has the honor a week later.

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