Timberlake accepts Fallon’s invite

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake will be among stars welcoming Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show next week.

The Strawberry Bubblegum singer will sit down for an interview with the comedian after he takes over the iconic late night show from Jay Leno on February 17, according to Deadline.

Justin’s name came up in a list full of A-list guests released by NBC executives on Monday.

The line-up includes previously announced guests Will Smith and U2, who remain slotted for Jimmy’s debut.

Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and Lady Gaga will make appearances on Tuesday, followed by Bradley Cooper and Tim McGraw Wednesday.

US First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and Arcade Fire are scheduled for Thursday, and on Friday it looks like Jimmy is going out with a bang in his first week by welcoming longtime pal and collaborator Justin to the show.

The comedian admitted last month he had high hopes Justin might clear his schedule for an appearance. The pair have become known over the years for co-starring in Saturday Night Live skits, including the Barry Gibb Talk Show, in which they impersonate ’60s group the Bee Gees.

“Whenever he’s available to play. He’s always great to play with,” Jimmy told The Hollywood Reporter.

The funnyman’s SNL co-star Tina Fey meanwhile appears to still be holding out hopes she’ll be invited.

“Oh I hope so. I’m hoping that the first Tonight Show will open with me singing the national anthem. I haven’t pitched that to anyone. Maybe the French national anthem? I could be the musical guest,” she mused to THR.

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