All of you’ll who were waiting for Ranbir Kapoor to make his debut on TV, there is some good news. It’s happening! Yep! The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor is finally stepping into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan as he is all set to host the upcoming eighth season of nation’s favourite couple dance reality show, Nach Baliye. Yes, you read that right. Before you get your thoughts running helter-skelter, let us tell you that Ranbir will not host the entire season, but only one episode.

We know that Karan Tacker has been finalised as the host of Nach Baliye 8, but the search for his co-host was still on. So reportedly, Ranbir will co-host the show along with Karan, at least for the first episode, so that the makers get some extra time to find the second host. Nach Baliye 8, which will be judged by Sonakshi Sinha, Mohit Suri and Terence Lewis will air it’s maiden episode on April 2 and Ranbir is said to perform a medley of his own songs. ALSO READWhy was Mahira Khan pleading with Ranbir Kapoor? We know the answer

“Ranbir Kapoor will be perfect for the grand opening episode of Nach Baliye 8. We are very excited and have our fingers crossed to see Ranbir Kapoor set the stage on fire with his dance and stage presence as host! Ranbir is a natural dancer and he will surely set a benchmark for the 10 jodis and prep them up for the entire season. If things go as planned, we might be shooting later this week,” read a statement from the makers. This is super exciting, no?

As for the contestants, the show runners have roped in celebrity couples like Divyanka Tripathi- Vivek Dahiya, Sanaya Irani-Mohit Sehgal, Bharti Singh- Harsh Limbaachiya, Aashka Goradia-Brent Goble, Dipika Kakkar-Shoaib Ibrahim and others, who will set the stage on fire this season.