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What does Chris Harrison do on the day he'll talk to the biggest stars in television? Relax.

"I'm pretty chill. I try not to get out of my normal routine and make it seem bigger than it is," Harrison tells TVGuide.com about his Emmy Awards prep. "When you make it a big deal, you get nervous and that's when people freak themselves out."

Emmy red-carpet host Chris Harrison: "I just want to see Sue Sylvester's acceptance speech"

The TV Guide Red Carpet pre-show host will get ready for Sunday's ceremony by going over notes with the research department and discussing any last-minute changes. One thing Harrison won't do? Hit the spa.

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"All stars should know do not get a facial right before. A big red rash is never a good thing — especially in the day and age of HD."

Watch our Emmys Red Carpet with Chris Harrison starting Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on TV Guide Network, and check out the Live Red Carpet Fashion Cam on TVGuide.com.