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Jimmy Kimmel to appear in next 'Ford Nation' episode

CityNews has learned late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be a guest on the next episode of Ford Nation, expected to be released Friday.

Kimmel will appear via Google Hangouts on the show produced by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford.

Ford said the show was taped on Wednesday, and it’s the sixth installment of the series.

The American personality will be wearing the same outfit Rob Ford wore on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month: a black suit with a red tie.

“He likes me a lot,” Ford said.

“We’ve had a number of conversations. He compares me to [John F. Kennedy, Jr.] to all the rest of the candidates … He was on our show yesterday, but you have to wait and see what he says.”

Kimmel also discussed the upcoming episode on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on Thursday night.

“I appeared as the first-ever guest on Rob Ford’s YouTube show, Ford Nation,” he told the audience.

“They have their own YouTube channel called ‘Official Ford Nation’ and tomorrow I am going to be on their show-and what a show it is, let me tell you, folks.”

Kimmel hosted Rob Ford in his Los Angeles studio in March — meeting him at the airport in a chauffeur’s uniform — and has been regularly skewering the mayor, who gained worldwide notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine.

Doug Ford confirmed Kimmel’s upcoming appearance on Ford Nation soon after the L.A. visit.

After Newstalk 1010 cancelled the mayor’s radio show last November, the Fords launched their own YouTube channel to share their opinions on everything from sports and politics to actor Kevin Spacey’s apparent unwillingness to take a photo with them.

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