Jay Leno is making sure he goes out with a bang this week as it has been announced that the host will be joined by special guests Garth Brooks and Billy Crystal on his last ever Tonight Show episode.
Taking place tomorrow, the final airing of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will come to an end after 22 years but the presenter has made sure it'll be a star-studded affair after inviting legendary country star Garth Brooks to perform as he prepares to make his comeback after a 10-year hiatus.
Jay Leno's final Tonight Show episode will air tomorrow in the US (Nikki Nelson/WENN)
The 51-year-old will be kicking off his anticipated tour at Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland in July and it has proved popular with the singer forced to add several extra dates to accommodate the soaring demand in tickets.
Joining Garth will be comedian Billy Crystal who was the TV host's first guest on the show in 1992, so will no doubt add sentimental value for Leno who has been given a warm send-off throughout the week from a number of his famous pals including Betty White, Matthew McConaughey, Miley Cyrus and Tim Allen, who have all made appearances.
Garth Brooks will be making his TV comeback with a performance (WENN)
Leno also had a chat with Jimmy Fallon who will be taking over his Late Night show later this month and it appears there's no hard feelings between the funnymen, who took a trip down memory lane.
“Jimmy Fallon is here tonight. He’s not here to talk — he’s helping me pack,” Jay Leno told his audience, adding: “You know Jimmy starts as new host of Tonight Show on the 17th – and it would be strange if there was some accident and he was not able to … fulfill his duties as host.
Billy Crystal is also a guest and appeared in Leno's first ever episode (WENN)
“You were lucky to get out of New York today — huge storm,” Leno said when Fallon came out and sat down, adding: “Yeah. Had to be here. Your last week. This means a lot to me,” Fallon then said.
Jimmy Fallon will be taking over Leno on February 17 (Apega/WENN)
Leno recently spoke out about Fallon replacing him on the show during his Ellen DeGeneres interview recently. "You know, I think he'll do terrific," Jay said, adding "because there really is a true generation gap. He's 23 years younger than I am.
"He knows the music and when I see him do a dance number with Justin Timberlake, I think, 'Oh, I can't do that!' So I get it. This seems about right. I come from New England where we don't retire at 56. Around 63 or 64 will be the right age."