Comedian Jack Whitehall has been confirmed as the host of the BRIT Awards next year for the first time ever.
The award-winning star will make his debut hosting the O2 Arena ceremony on Wednesday 21st February, with the honour coming after he previously played three stand-up gigs at the venue in 2017.
Describing the honour, Whitehall explained how he was fulfilling a childhood dream.
“I’m thrilled to be hosting the BRITs, it is the kind of show you dream of hosting as a kid, so really excited to have been asked”, Whitehall said.
Jason Iley, BRITs chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland, said: “Jack is one of the biggest talents in the UK. He is a truly natural performer who brings enormous enthusiasm, charisma, fun and passion to all his work.
“As one of the most in demand names in the industry we are delighted to have him as host for the UK’s biggest night in music. This is going to make for an exceptional night, along with performances from some of the biggest names in music across the globe.”
Jack’s involvement in the iconic awards comes after it was revealed that designer Anish Kapoor is designing the statuette for next year’s award.
The Turner Prize winning artist has delivered his own unique take on the award, designing a statuette that sees the goddess Britannia encased in a red shell.
The 2017 Brit Awards, meanwhile, were held in February this year – and saw The 1975 picking up the award for best British group, along with a posthumous Best British Solo Artist honour for David Bowie.