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Jack Whitehall to host 2018 Brit Awards

From BBC - December 7, 2017

Jack Whitehall is to host the Brit Awards for the first time next year.

The comedian takes over from Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis, who shared hosting duties earlier this year.

Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said Whitehall would bring his "enormous enthusiasm, charisma, fun and passion" to the annual music ceremony.

The show, to be held at London's O2 Arena on 21 February, will celebrate the biggest and best pop stars of 2017. The panel will start voting on Friday.

Nominations will be unveiled in January - with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Rag N Bone Man all expected to feature.

Up-and-coming R&B singer Jorja Smith has already been announced as the winner of the Critics' Choice prize, and will receive a Anish Kapoor-designed trophy at the ceremony.

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