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Report: Hillary set to return to ‘SNL’

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Hillary Clinton is reportedly returning to “Saturday Night Live.”

The Democratic presidential front-runner is poised to appear on the long-running NBC sketch series during its season premiere this weekend, according to The New York Times.

{mosads}Clinton’s campaign and NBC would not confirm the under-wraps cameo to the paper.

The former secretary of State will reportedly appear in the “cold opening” sketch alongside cast member Kate McKinnon, who portrays Clinton on the show.

If the appearance occurs — a Times source said it “could change” — it’ll be Clinton’s second time on the show. She surprised viewers in 2008, during her first White House bid, in a skit with “SNL’s” then-Clinton impersonator, Amy Poehler. 

Clinton aides said in an interview with the Times earlier this month that the candidate would be attempting to show more humor and heart with a series of upcoming media appearances. She sat down (and danced the “Nae Nae”) as a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and yukked it up in a skit with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” in early September.

Miley Cyrus is the scheduled host Saturday night’s 41st season premiere of “SNL.”

Citing sources “with knowledge of [Clinton’s] schedule,” the Times reports the former first lady turned down the opportunity to deliver the keynote address at Saturday night’s Human Rights Campaign gala.

The LGBT advocacy group announced last week that Vice President Biden will headline the annual event. Clinton will speak at an event held earlier in the day by the organization.

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