Alec Baldwin will return to Saturday Night Live next season as Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin appearing as President Trump while hosting Saturday Night Live in February.
Alec Baldwin appearing as President Trump while hosting Saturday Night Live in February. PHOTO: WILL HEALTH, NBC

(Washington Post) - He's getting another term - Alec Baldwin will bring his pursed lips and blonde wig back to the Saturday Night Live stage next season, the actor told CNN.

"We're going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it," he said of his over-the-top take on President Donald Trump in an interview.

But the actor's packed schedule means that viewers won't see him every week - he likened the role he'll play to "a couple celery sticks" instead of a "whole meal".

His impersonation was the opener for a number of last season's episodes as the show enjoyed a ratings uptick. But the real-life POTUS might not be eager to dig in. Mr Trump himself has critically tweeted about Baldwin's act. It "stinks", went one assessment. "Can't get any worse. Sad" was another.

For his part, Baldwin had indicated he wasn't up for making the part permanent. "The maliciousness of this White House has people very worried, which is why I'm not going to do it much longer, by the way, the impersonation," Baldwin told Extra in March. "I don't know how much more people can take it, you know."