Nick Grimshaw will not host Brit Awards 2015

Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora

Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora

Nick Grimshaw has announced that he will not host the Brit Awards 2015, despite being the bookies favourite to take on the coveted role. The 30 year old explained that he instead wanted to concentrate on his presenting role of the Mercury Prize which takes place next week.

Nick Grimshaw will not present the Brit Awards 2015.

The dynamic host of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show has surprised many by silencing reports that he is to host the iconic British music awards next year, despite being the bookies favourite.

The 30 year old admitted that he is instead focusing on his role as host of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which takes place next week at Camden's Roundhouse, London.

When asked at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at the SSE Arena in London whether he'd be hosting the ceremony, he told BANG Showbiz: "No! No we're not. I'm presenting the Mercury's though."

The 'Sweat the Small Stuff' host has been the hotly-tipped replacement for comedian James Corden since he announced that he would not be continuing to present the awards after three years of hosting.

Other favourites for the coveted job include Radio 1 presenters Fearne Cotton and Greg James or 'Celebrity Juice' host Keith Lemon.

His pop star co-host of the Radio 1 bash - which celebrated teen heroes from across the UK - Rita Ora, also denied any involvement in the ceremony, which is set to take place on Wednesday February 25 2015.

The 23-year-old 'I Will Never let You Down' singer is looking to release her second album in January so will be hoping to be receiving the awards rather than presenting them.

She added: "No. We are not, and I'll be finishing my album."


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