Taran Killam attends Magnolia Pictures' "Results" premiere hosted by The Cinema Society in New York on May 27, 2015.
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By James Hibberd/EW
September 21, 2015

Nope, Darrell Hammond will not play Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live this fall.

Instead, the former Celebrity Apprentice host, who’s now the Republican frontrunner in the presidential primary, will be played by Taran Killam.

NBC confirmed the comic has landed the coveted gig. Deadline first reported that Killam beat out several current SNL performers who auditioned to play Trump in the show’s upcoming 41st season.

Hammond, who is now the weekly sketch comedy show’s announcer, will revive his Bill Clinton impression for the policial season, however.

Prior to SNL, Killam had stints on How I Met Your Mother and The Awesomes. SNL returns Oct. 3 with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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