Comedian Jack Whitehall will return to host the BRIT Awards for the second year running.
The stand-up star will host the prestigious ceremony at The O2 Arena in February next year. It comes after Whitehall won plaudits for his hosting debut, which saw him aiming barbs at the likes of Cheryl, Liam Payne and Ed Sheeran.
Confirming his return, the BRITs wrote on Twitter: “We are SO excited to reveal that
@jackwhitehall is back to host The #BRITs 2019 on 20 February.”
— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) November 26, 2018
Speaking to The Sun, BRITs boss Jason Iley said: “Jack was one of the best Brits hosts the show has seen for many years, I’m delighted he has decided to do it again next year.
“He was so funny and very engaging. I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the show in 2019.”
Hailing Whitehall’s initial stint as “white-hot”, NME previously wrote: ” At one point, host Jack Whitehall wore an enormous jacket, a reference to comedy rapper Big Shaq, who famously proclaims that – despite wearing oversized garms – ‘Man’s Not Hot’.
“Throughout the night, though, Jack’s performance was red-hot, as he tore through the celebrities in attendance with a series of putdowns and one-liners. Whether he was making fun of Jesy from Little Mix’s infamously horrific attempt at a Jamaican accent or likening Niall from one Direction to a toddler, he was deliciously merciless.”