Ant and Dec have been appointed to host the Brit Awards 2015 after former host Corden announced that he was stepping down after his fourth year presenting the awards ceremony.
Former host James Corden said the event would benefit from a “fresh approach”.
Following on from the pairs last appearance in 2001, it is the first time in 14 years they will host the event.
“We’re really excited to be hosting the Brits again next year, it is undoubtedly the biggest night in the British music calendar. We’re especially excited now we’re No.1 recording artists ourselves. We’ll be offering our advice to the fledgling pop stars backstage as to how to have a No.1 hit, as long as they’re prepared to wait 19 years for their records to top the chart like ours did,” the hosts said in a statement.
Brits Chairman Max Lousada added: “Ant & Dec are two of the most popular TV broadcasters this country has ever produced and it’s a real honour to have them take centre stage once again to host the Brits. It’s great that these two pillars of British TV will be part of a night about celebrating icons in British music.”
James Corden recently criticised the event’s attendees. “It was horrid,” Corden said. “It is so much fun the week leading up to it and you get to see the bands, and then it is live and you are in this room full of people that don’t listen to anything you say. People who beg for a ticket turn up and pretend they are too cool to be there. They are all chatting, drinking and eating.”
The Brits will take place on Wednesday 25 February at The O2, and will be broadcast live on ITV.