Jewel beguiles in tight blue dress

Jewel beguiles in tight blue dress as she reveals her biggest regret in life was saying 'no' to hosting SNL

Turning 40 this year has brought some changes in Jewel's life including her split from rodeo star Ty Murray.

But the Hands singer revealed that her biggest regret in life was that she turned down a Saturday Night Live hosting gig.

With a self-deprecating smile, Jewel came clean about the 'idiot ding dong kid' mistake she made during her appearance on Tuesday's segment of The Meredith Vierira Show.

The folksy songstress blamed 'exhaustion' as the reason for her decision, and thought she'd always be given another chance, which didn't happen.

Meredith broached the subject by saying: 'You’ve said that you have very few regrets in life, you’ve accomplished so much, but one of the regrets has to do with this building, something that happened in this building. What was it?'

'You know I was offered to host SNL and I turned it down, because I am an idiot,' Jewel lamented. 'I know, you may live the regret with me now. You’re like, you should regret it, yeah, you should lose sleep.

Meredith - whose syndicated talk show is produced by NBCUniversal - wanted to know what made Jewel say no.

'I was exhausted and I was an idiot ding dong kid. I was like, well I will do it next time. Yeah,' Jewel said, adding: 'I am still waiting for the call.'

Regrets aside, Jewel looked riveting in a clingy blue dress paired with buff-coloured pumps, her famously light golden locks tumbling casually across her shoulders.

Vierira had high hopes for the singer, telling her: 'Mark my words, they will call, they will call her back, right? They will call you again.'

Jewel, however, has performed on the NBC sketch comedy twice in the late '90s.

In 1997, Jewel was the musical guest alongside host John Goodman and sang You Were Meant For Me and Who Will Save Your Soul.

The blonde Utah-born star appeared as a musical guest again in 1998 - with host Joan Allen - singing Hands and Down So Long.

In July, Jewel made another kind of announcement - that she and husband Ty Murray were divorcing after six years of marriage and a total of 16 years together.

'Ty and I have always tried to live the most authentic life possible, and we wanted our separation as husband and wife to be nothing less loving than the way we came together,' Jewel wrote on her blog.

The couple share a three-year-old son, Kase Townes Murray.

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