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Mo Gilligan to host The BRIT Awards 2022

With Clara Amfo and Maya Jama set to take on Presenting duties for The BRITs Are Coming Nominations show and BRITs Red Carpet show.

The BRIT Awards 2022 will return for its 42nd show on Tuesday 8th February 2022, with a raft of exciting plans and changes to the show revealed to continue the huge success set by previous years, and to continue its reign as the biggest and most exciting night in the UK music calendar.

Under the leadership of a new Chair, Polydor Co-President Tom March, the 2022 show is set to embrace a number of changes to ensure The BRITs continues to deliver an unmissable show both for the audience in the room and the millions of viewers who tune in from all over the world.

Each aspect of the show has been closely looked at by the new Chair in collaboration with The BRITs Committee, with digital and new technology again playing a central role in order to engage with fans through every step of the campaign.

Today it was confirmed that Mo Gilligan will host the 2022 BRITs, with Clara Amfo and Maya Jama set to take on Presenting duties for The BRITs Are Coming Nominations show and BRITs Red Carpet show

Speaking about hosting the event, Mo Gilligan said "It’s an absolute privilege to host the 2022 BRIT Awards. I’m truly honoured to be asked. We’re already in the extensive planning stages and all I can say is, I promise we’re going to give it all we’ve got to create an incredible night for music fans everywhere. Let’s go!"

Once again, Clara Amfo and Maya Jama will come together to take on presenting duties for the BRITs. They'll first announce the 2022 Nominations as part of a primetime ITV broadcast The BRITs Are Coming in December and will bring all of the glamour and gossip from the celebrity arrivals as part of the 2022 BRITs Red Carpet show on ITV2 and ITV Hub on the night of the awards.

Both Clara and Maya are very much part of the BRITs family; together they co-hosted the 2021 BRITs Backstage show, with Clara having hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the previous four years, whilst Maya had previously hosted the BRITs Red Carpet live stream in 2017.

Speaking about returning to the BRITs, Clara said "It is such an honour and pleasure to be part of The BRITs presenting team for 2022. The spirit of celebration from the artists to the viewers is really special and I’m so excited for everyone to see more memories being made on the red carpet and stage in February!"

To which Maya added |I am so excited to be back on presenting duties for the BRITs 2022! I remember watching the show growing up and still can’t quite believe I get to be a part of it. The BRITs Are Coming TV special on ITV has always been one of my favourite shows, it’s such a big celebration, everyone is on top form and I love seeing so many of my favourite people within the music industry come together for such an incredible night."

The BRIT Awards are known for its show-stopping set design, and the 2022 show will be no different with an exciting makeover of the show creative planned, courtesy of Block9, the team behind this year’s Glastonbury - Live at Worthy Farm, the groundbreaking AR live stream Gorillaz: Song Machine, Live From Kong, Banksy’s Dismaland and NYC Downlow, the legendary nightlife institution seen annually at Glastonbury.

Music fans will this year get to play an even bigger part in The BRITs than ever, with the introduction of four new Genre awards, all of which will go to a public vote to decide upon each category winner. These new awards will be Alternative/Rock Act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, Dance Act and Pop/R'n'B Act.

Shining a light on the incredible artists across these genres and music scenes, these awards will showcase the range of music styles that have produced some of the UK’s best-loved artists, and demonstrate the diverse cultural melting pot that British music is known for.

In 2022, The BRITs will move away from the Female and Male categories and will launch new awards for Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year, celebrating artists solely for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify or as others may see them, as part of The BRITs’ commitment to evolving the show to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible.

In further recognition of the array of artists contributing to the last 12 months in music, and their role shaping the soundtrack and musical beat of the UK, The BRITs in 2022 will include featured artists in Song of the Year with Mastercard as nominees; previously only the lead artists or named collaborators have been counted.

The full category list for 2022 will be; Artist of the Year (with YouTube Music), Group of the Year, BRITs Rising Star (supported by BBC Radio 1), Best New Artist, Song of the Year (with Mastercard), Mastercard Album of the Year, International Artist of the Year, International Group of the Year, Alternative/Rock Act, Pop/R&B Act, Dance Act, Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act

The main eligibility window for the above categories (bar Rising Star), and all awards as decided upon by The BRITs Voting Academy, runs from 1st January to Thursday 9th December 2021. The BRITs Voting Academy is made up of approx. 1200 music industry experts across media, artists, labels, publishers, promoters, retailers and more, and is refreshed annually to ensure the voters are as diverse and representative as possible.

The BRITs in 2022 will also celebrate the Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, honorary awards that are decided upon by the BRITs Committee.

The BRIT Awards 2022 will air Tuesday 8th February on ITV


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