Jack Whitehall to host Bafta's big Hollywood night | Comic to front the Britannia Awards

Jack Whitehall to host Bafta's big Hollywood night

Comic to front the Britannia Awards

Jack Whitehall is to return as host of Bafta’s Los Angeles award ceremony.

The comic will host the Britannia Awards that recognises UK talent, and which will thus year honour Dick Van Dyke for ‘excellence in television.’

Whitehall said:  ‘I am thrilled to be back hosting Bafta’s biggest event in America for a second time. I hope my return doesn’t disappoint, and lives up to the common understanding in Hollywood that sequels are always much better, funnier, and more captivating than the originals.’

This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Bafta’s LA chairman Kieran Breen said: ‘We are thrilled that Jack will be returning to the US this year to host Bafta’s big night in Hollywood, and bringing that perfect balance of charm, sincerity and irreverence that he does so well.’

Whitehall previously hosted the ceremony in 2015. Last year’s was hosted by actor and comedian Ben Smith, aka Doc Brown

The gig will come just over a month after Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father is  released on Netflix.

Published: 29 Aug 2017

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