Although the announcement has just been made, fans on online forums spotted sometime ago that the grime artist had mysteriously been removed from lineup posters, sparking a wide range of speculation.
Skepta, one of the founding members of grime collective Boy Better Know, has become one of the genre's poster boys in recent years, and has headlined cities and festivals around the world.
Alongside the announcement, the festivals have also confirmed that Wizkid, The Bronx, Jax Jones, Famous Dex and AJR will perform.
This year's festival will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Kings of Leon.
Reading & Leeds Festivals will take place on 24-26 August 2018. Find out more on our guides here.