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Jacob Elordi may need to get closer to him Saturday Night Live Hosting debut with Baby Steps.

The NBC sketch show released the first promo on Wednesday for this weekend's episode, which Elordi will lead alongside musical guest Reneé Rapp. Ring marks 'SNL'The first episode of Season 49 since Kate McKinnon hosted Billie Eilish on December 16.

In the footage, Elordi is seen at the top of the stage in Studio 8H trying to descend the three steps that the hosts usually strut on their way to performing the opening monologue. But cast members Punky Johnson and Marcelo Hernandez noticed that Elordi couldn't quite wrap his head around the short walk.

“They all make it look so easy,” Elordi says to himself in a pep talk about tackling the steps. This leads to a confused Hernandez overhearing and asking, “Is he looking at the stairs?”

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But the trance The actor isn't giving up yet, declaring, “I'm Jacob, and I'm going to follow these steps.” Ultimately, he gets the job done, but not in the way he had hoped.

Elordi had a busy last year, starring in Emerald Fennell Saltburn She portrayed Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola's autobiography Priscilla. He is also known for playing Nate Jacobs on HBO trance And his previous role on Netflix Kissing booth Commercial franchise.

During the holiday-themed December 16 episode, Barbie The standout McKinnon made her hosting debut after saying goodbye SNL as a cast member in May 2022. She was joined by fellow alumni Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph during her monologue.

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Saturday Night Live It airs Saturdays at 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC and streams live on Peacock.

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