February 19, 2014 18:07

Nick Grimshaw says he wants to host Brit Awards after James Corden

BBC Radio One DJ admits he'd 'love' to present next year's event

Nick Grimshaw says he wants to host Brit Awards after James Corden

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Nick Grimshaw has said he would "love" to present next year's Brit Awards.

James Corden is set to host the awards ceremony for a record-breaking fourth time this evening (February 19), but recently revealed that he plans to step down from the role and allow someone else to take on the mantle for the 2015 bash.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Radio One DJ Grimshaw said: "I think it's big shoes to fill because James Corden's very, very good at it. But yeah, I'd love to do it."

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Grimshaw's Radio One Breakfast Show has gained 700,000 listeners in the last quarter and now boasts figures of average of 6.29m people per show. However, Corden has tipped The Voice host Emma Willis to take on the job of hosting the Brit Awards instead, stating: "If I had my way, it would be Emma hands down. I feel like the Brits has been quite male-dominated. I think it would really benefit from having a woman."

Artists confirmed to appear at the Brit Awards 2014 include Beyonce, Pharrell, Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, Bastille and Rudimental as well as Disclosure, who will be playing with Lorde. Prince will also be in attendance, to present an award.

Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Ellie Goulding are favourites to win at tonight's Brit Awards. According to odds from William Hill, Arctic Monkeys are favourites to score British Group and British Album for last year's 'AM', with David Bowie favourite to win British Male Solo Artist and Ellie Goulding ahead of the pack when it comes to the British Female Solo Artist award.

David Bowie will compete with Jake Bugg and James Blake for British Male Solo Artist, whilst Haim have been nominated for the International Group award and are up against Kings Of Leon, Daft Punk and Arcade Fire in the category. Disclosure and Bastille have received the most nominations, with four apiece. Click here for a full list of nominations. The event will be hosted by James Corden. Philip Treacy, the Irish-born, London-based hat maker and designer, has designed this year's Brit Award statue.

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