Eddie Murphy rumoured to be making ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

2012 Oscar host reportedly lined up for appearance alongside Ben Stiller

Eddie Murphy has been tipped to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

NBC bosses are thought to be hoping the actor, who was announced as the host of next year’s Oscar ceremony, will make an appearance on October 8 with his Tower Heist co-star Ben Stiller.

Murphy was a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live between 1980 and 1984 until his public feud with creator Lorne Michaels. The star also recently revealed that he is “tempted” to make a return to stand-up comedy.

The 37th series of the iconic comedy show kicked off last month with a performance from Radiohead. The Oxford band played ‘King Of Limbs’ track ‘Lotus Flower’ and new song ‘Staircase’.