Jack Whitehall steps down from the Brits | Comic won't be hosting 2022 ceremony

Jack Whitehall steps down from the Brits

Comic won't be hosting 2022 ceremony

Jack Whitehall is stepping down as host of the Brit Awards after four years.

The comic tweeted the news today, making reference to Olly Murs, Little Mix and sweet Niall Horan, who had been the subject of his previous jokes.

Whitehall wrote: ‘Sad to say after 4 brilliant years, I’ll be handing on the baton as I’ll be in the US filming another project at the top of next year. Loved doing it so much. All the best to the new host, I pray they treat Mursy, my mixers and sweet little Nialler with the respect they deserve.’

The announcement came as Brits organisers said next year’s awards ceremony would take place at London's O2 Arena on   February 8 and televised on ITV.

No word yet as to who might replace Whitehall.

Meanwhile, Hollywood studio Paramount has put Whitehall’s movie Clifford the Big Red Dog back on its release schedule.

The family film, which also features John Cleese, will now hit cinemas in the US on November 10, as well as streaming on Paramount+ from the same date. It was originally scheduled for a September release but pulled because of coronavirus.

It is due for release in the UK on Christmas Eve.

Published: 24 Sep 2021

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