Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis confirmed as BRIT Awards hosts
Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis have been confirmed as the presenters for The BRIT Awards 2017.
The televisions hosts will be replacing Michael Bublé after he recently decided to pull out of the ceremony. The singer declined the chance to present in order to focus on his son Noah, who is currently battling with cancer.
Today it has been announced that X Factor host Dermot O’Leary and presenter of Big Brother and The Voice Emma Willis will instead step in to help celebrate the best of British music. This marks the first time since 2009 that the event has had multiple hosts.
Dermot is no stranger to an awards ceremony after hosting the National Television Awards just last week. The talent show presenter spoke ahead of his next gig, saying:
“My immediate thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family at such a difficult time.
“It’s an honour to be asked to step in with Emma to host the BRITs.
“It’s a holy grail for a broadcaster, and I’m really looking forward to working with Emma, who I’m a big fan of.”
Meanwhile, CBB‘s Emma recently hosted The BRITs Are Coming on ITV, in which the nominees for this year were unveiled.
“Every part of me sends so much love and all the well wishes in the world to Michael and his family,” she said. “I hope we do him proud.
“I am delighted to be asked back for the main event. To present the BRITs is an honour but to be doing it alongside one of my absolute favourites, Mr Dermot O’Leary, is just bonkers.”
The BRIT Awards airs live on Wednesday 22nd February on ITV.