Jimmy Kimmel to take a break from late-night show to 'spend more time with family'

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New Delhi Updated: Jun 19, 2020, 11:25 AM(IST)

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As his break steps in, the show will air re-runs for two weeks before a guest host steps in. 

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is taking a break from his show. 

Jimmy Kimmel made the announcement in his Thursday’s broadcast of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ as he said that this would be his "last new show for the summer” and added, I'm taking the summer off to spend even more time with my family. I've been doing this job for almost 18 years. I've done 3,130 shows and there's nothing wrong. My family is healthy, I'm healthy. I just need a couple of months off.”

As his break steps in, the show will air re-runs for two weeks before a guest host steps in. 

On who will run the show during his break, Jimmy said, "a cavalcade of very kind and capable people will be filling in.”

Earlier, Jimmy Kimmel has welcomed guest hosts in past broadcasts including former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, among others. 

During Jimmy Kimmel's break announcement, actor Matt Damon made a guest appearance -- marking the latest installment in the mock feud existing between them for over a decade now. 

Matt Damon said, "I've been back here for three months waiting to get on," joking that he's been staying at Jimmy Kimmel's studio amid the pandemic. 

Jimmy Kimmel's wife is then later shown entering Matt Damon's room, leaving the former to yell, "You son of a bitch! You did it again." 

"Hey Molly, get your mask on! I'm on my way," Matt told Jimmy before saying, "have a great summer in lake or wherever you're going." 

Watch his announcement with Matt Damon below:

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