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Sunday 21 September 2014

Grimshaw, Willis for 2015 Brits?

Nick Grimshaw would like to host the Brits

Nick Grimshaw and Emma Willis have emerged as early favourites to present the 2015 Brit Awards.

With James Corden stepping down from his role as host after his record-breaking fifth stint, the show's organisers are now searching for a replacement for the live TV coverage.

Nick, whose Radio One Breakfast Show has gained 700,000 new listeners in the last quarter, is the bookies' favourite to be chosen, with William Hill offering odds of 2/1 compared to Emma's odds of 5/1.

Jack Whitehall, One Direction's Harry Styles and Keith Lemon are also in the frame, with James also backed at odds of 8/1 to return for a sixth time.

"Things are looking grim for us as 70 per cent of bets have been for Nick Grimshaw and almost all the rest for James Corden to return," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

Nick has already said he would "love" to land the job.

"I think it's big shoes to fill because James Corden's very, very good at it. But yeah, I'd love to do it," the Radio One DJ told Digital Spy.

But James has tipped The Voice host Emma to take over.

He told The Sun that the ceremony needs a woman's touch, saying: "If I had my way, it would be Emma hands down. I feel like the Brits has been quite male-dominated. I think it would really benefit from having a woman."

Previous hosts of the Brits include Russell Brand, Peter Kay, Chris Evans, Cat Deeley and Davina McCall.

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