Ozzy Osbourne's BRIT nerves
Ozzy Osbourne is so nervous about presenting the BRIT Awards he is considering turning to drugs.
The ageing rocker, famed for his past substance abuse, is hosting the prestigious London ceremony on Wednesday (20.02.08) with wife Sharon but is worried he will forget the names of the acts he is introducing.
He said: "I can never seem to recall anyone's name and I'm always putting my foot in it.
"Sharon can meet someone in an airport in 1973, then again in 2005, and remember that they are called Jimmy. Maybe I should start smoking dope again."
However, one performer who has faith in Ozzy's presenting ability is Sir Paul McCartney, who is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
He said: "This year will be outstanding - because Ozzy is presenting."
Sharon tricked Ozzy into agreeing to host the show by taking advantage of his admiration for The Beatles legend.
The former Black Sabbath frontman said: "Sharon said to me, 'How would you like to present a Lifetime Achievement award to Sir Paul McCartney?' So of course I said, 'Oh, brilliant!' and then I find out we have to present the whole show!"
Ozzy and Sharon have been practising their routine with children Kelly and Jack, who are will present awards at the Earl's Court ceremony.
Sharon said: "Kelly and Jack are doing the BRITs too, so we were practising our lines around the dinner table yesterday. We all stood up when it was our turn to say a line."
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