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Dua Lipa Set as ‘SNL’ Host and Musical Guest on May 4

Dua Lipa will be pulling double duty on SNL in May.

Saturday Night Live posted a lineup update for the NBC sketch comedy this weekend, following Saturday night’s Ryan Gosling/Chris Stapleton episode. The “Illusion” artist was announced as both host and musical guest for May 4.

Fans in the comments section on Instagram couldn’t help but pull out the puns upon seeing Dua Lipa’s name tacked up twice on the SNL board — among their quips were “Dual Lipa,” “Duo Lipa” and “Double Lipa.”

The singer also made the announcement and exclaimed “DOUBLE DUTY DUA!!!!!!!!” on her own Instagram post.

The burning question: Will there be a live reading from Studio 8H of a sequel to Oscar Isaac’s Dua Lipa fan fiction, The Apogee of Midnight?

Dua Lipa just released her new single “Illusion,” the third from upcoming album Radical Optimism, which arrives May 3.

“‘Illusion’ was the first song Caroline [Ailin], Danny [Harle], Tobias [Jesso Jr.], Kevin [Parker] and I worked on together, and it really broke the ice for the record,” the singer shared in a press statement. “It’s about knowing what you’re getting yourself into, but staying for the hell of it. The joke’s on them, it’s the fun of playing someone at their own game because ultimately you won’t fall for an illusion.”

On the latest episode of SNL to air, host Ryan Gosling parodied a Ken-inspired version of Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” during his monologue, while Chris Stapleton performed his songs “White Horse” and “Mountains of My Mind” and played the ex in the musical sketch “Get That Boy Back” starring Chloe Troast, Ego Nwodim, Chloe Fineman and Gosling.

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