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Margot Robbie: from soapie to comedy royalty

Australian actress Margot Robbie will host the season premiere of US comedy show Saturday Night Live. Photo: AAP
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Just five years ago she was finishing up as a regular on Aussie soap Neighbours, now Margot Robbie is the first guest host as Saturday Night Live begins its 42nd season next week.

Last season US singer Miley Cyrus was the first guest host in a season that also featured UFC star Ronda Rousey and now US Republican President nominee Donald Trump guest host the famous late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show show.

The Australian actress is coming off a busy few months having just starred in both Suicide Squad and Tarzan.

She was also one of the most frequently requested hosts when SNL openly questioned the public for suggestions.

Robbie graced the June issue of Vogue in addition to the August edition of Vanity Fair.

NBC said that Canadian musician The Weeknd will be the musical guest when the show returns on October 1.

-AAP