BRIT Awards to have two hosts
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 September 2014
BRIT Awards bosses want two hosts for next year's ceremony, with Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora favourites to take over from James Corden
BRIT Awards bosses want two hosts for next year's ceremony.
James Corden is departing the presenting role after three years in charge of the prestigious music awards ceremony, so organisers want to do something "completely different" in 2015.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Organisers want the show to be completely different compared to the previous three ceremonies James presented, so two hosts makes sense."
DJ Nick Grimshaw and 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker Rita Ora - who will present the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards together next month - are said to be among the favourites to land the job but it will be a "huge competition".
The source added: "They want two big personalities. Both Grimmy and Rita have said they fancy the job but there will be huge competition."
Since beginning in 1977, the BRITs have only used multiple hosts on six occasions, most famously in 1989 when Samantha Fox and Mick Fleetwood presided over what is widely regarded as the worst ceremony in its history.
In 1994, Sir Elton John co-hosted with RuPaul and the event then had a single host until 2001, when presenting duo Ant and Dec were in charge.
The following year, Frank Skinner and Zoe Ball took the reins, and in 2008 the Osbourne family presented.
In 2009, James was joined by his 'Gavin & Stacey' co-star Mathew Horne and singer Kylie Minogue.