It has been an incredible year for music. Now it’s time to celebrate and – if presenter Jack Whitehall has his way – shatter a couple of fragile egos on the way
The BRIT Awards, Wednesday 20 February, 8pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > ITV Hub
Last year’s BRIT Awards were an absolute classic. We’re not talking about the performances (although the routines from Justin Timberlake and Dua Lipa were incredible). We’re not even talking about Damon Albarn’s victory speech that sent the airwaves bluer than your nan’s rinse. We’re talking about Jack Whitehall – one of the best presenters in the history of the awards.
With lines like, “If you like Adele songs but find them too upbeat, you’re in for a treat. Sam Smith will be performing”, his turn at last year’s event was both unpredictable and hilarious. And with the great news that he’s returning to present the awards this year, you can expect to see more of the same this time around.
The results will be revealed at a super plush ceremony live on ITV from London’s O2 Arena. Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith and George Ezra lead the nominations, while Nile Rodgers gets his first ever BRIT nomination aged 66. It’s also only the second time in the history of The BRIT Awards that more women than men are up for the big one – the album of the year.
Although there are always plenty of surprises at the BRITs, like exclusive collaborations and special performances, a few things are (almost always) guaranteed to happen each year. So, put a pot of coffee on, get the snacks out and cross off the moments in real time with our play-along BRIT Awards bingo card below.
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