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Michael Buble to present next year's Brit Awards

Published 07/10/2016

Michael Buble will host The Brit Awards next year
Michael Buble will host The Brit Awards next year

Canadian crooner Michael Buble is to shake up The Brit Awards by being drafted in to host the 2017 ceremony.

The singer has been signed to take over from Geordie presenting duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who have hosted the awards evening for the last two years.

Buble told The Sun: "It's a huge honour for me to host such a big night in music. Even though I didn't grow up as a Brit I've always been well aware of The Brit Awards and their impact globally.

"As a fan of music this is the perfect gig. I'm very much looking forward to February and celebrating the success stories of a great year in music."

The awards, known as the biggest night of the UK music scene, usually take place in February and Buble has been nominated for a gong at the ceremony three times before, but is yet to get a win.

British stars usually front the event, although in the past Kylie Minogue and Ru Paul have been among the presenters.

Brits boss and Sonny Music chairman Jason Iley said: "This is a huge coup for The Brit Awards and we are delighted to announce Michael as our host for 2017.

"He is an extremely talented and charismatic world-class entertainer much loved by the British public.

"Michael will add an exciting element to our show in 2017."

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