Jack Whitehall reveals he’s hosting the 2021 Brit Awards ‘for the key workers’

Jack Whitehall reveals he’s hosting the 2021 Brit Awards ‘for the key staff’

Jack Whitehall has revealed he’s hosting the 2021 Brit Awards in honour of key staff, as the ceremony turns into the first dwell music occasion since the Covid pandemic.

The comic, 32, who’s reprising his function as MC for the ceremony for the third time, will take to the stage at London’s O2 Enviornment in entrance of the small crowd comprised of employees who’ve been engaged on the entrance line all through the disaster.

Talking on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, Jack mentioned it has been a ‘huge endeavor’ for bosses to have an viewers at the awards present on Could 11, as they’ll all be examined earlier than and after the ceremony.

Frontman: Jack Whitehal, 32, has revealed he's hosting the 2021 Brit Awards in honour of key workers, as the ceremony becomes the first live music event since the Covid pandemic

Frontman: Jack Whitehal, 32, has revealed he’s hosting the 2021 Brit Awards in honour of key staff, as the ceremony turns into the first dwell music occasion since the Covid pandemic

Jack informed Adil Ray and Susanna Reid: ‘I imply it is going to be a tremendous occasion, it is the first dwell music occasion in the O2 with an viewers in over a yr I believe it has been a protracted course of to get to a spot the place we’re allowed an viewers in there. 

‘I am glad it is all key staff there and everybody will probably be examined and it will be an enormous endeavor to take it on and have it occur safely, however it’ll be a return to normality to have an occasion like this.’

The dwell present, which is normally comprised of a crowd filled with nominees and music executives, will probably be the first of its variety for over a yr as a result of lockdown restrictions.

Hosting again: The comedian who is reprising his role as MC for the ceremony for the third time, will take to the stage at London's O2 Arena on May 11

Hosting once more: The comic who’s reprising his function as MC for the ceremony for the third time, will take to the stage at London’s O2 Enviornment on Could 11

Meticulously planned: Jack said it's been a 'big undertaking' for bosses to have an audience at the awards show on May 11, as they will all be tested before and after the ceremony

Meticulously deliberate: Jack mentioned it has been a ‘huge endeavor’ for bosses to have an viewers at the awards present on Could 11, as they’ll all be examined earlier than and after the ceremony

He added: ‘Partly it is as a result of it is dwell tv and something can occur which proves that I am good with rolling the punches.

‘It is ensuring you do it for the individuals at residence and never simply the individuals in the room. typically they’re wrapped in their very own expertise, this yr will probably be nice as a result of it will not simply be music execs and millionaires, it will even be key staff who need to have night time.’

The Brits are set to welcome a small crowd of 4000 as a part of a pilot programme launched by the authorities to trial numerous security measures in the hope that they’ll welcome bigger crowds again to venues this summer time.

Exciting: He said 'I'm glad it's all key workers there and everyone will be tested and it'll be a big undertaking to take it on and have it happen safely'

Thrilling: He mentioned ‘I am glad it is all key staff there and everybody will probably be examined and it will be an enormous endeavor to take it on and have it occur safely’

Deserving: The comic added: 'This year will be great because it won't just be music execs and millionaires, it'll also be key workers who deserve to have a good night'

Deserving: The comedian added: ‘This yr will probably be nice as a result of it will not simply be music execs and millionaires, it will even be key staff who need to have night time’

All attendees will probably be required to current proof of a adverse Covid check earlier than entry, and as soon as inside they won’t be required to socially distance or put on masks. 

After the cermeony friends will even be examined for Covid and must share their outcomes with NHS Check and Hint. 

2,500 of those tickets have been given to key staff by means of a poll, with the remaining areas being given to different music trade executives.

Jack, who has grow to be an advocate for meals waste was additionally a visitor on GMB as a part of his partnership with Ketel One Vodka, calling on the nation to vote for his or her most wasted residence ingredient on his Instagram Channel.

As soon as the outcomes are in, Jack will then be challenged to create a scrumptious low waste cocktail utilizing these recent, high quality leftover elements, as voted for by the public.

Coming soon: The live show will be the first of its kind for over a year due to lockdown restrictions

Coming quickly: The dwell present will probably be the first of its variety for over a yr as a result of lockdown restrictions

It comes after Brit Awards bosses introduced that winners will probably be offered with a ‘double trophy’ they’ll share with somebody essential to them.

Artists Es Devlin and Yinka Ilori have designed a trophy that is available in two components for the ceremony – the place artists together with Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks have been nominated.

Award recipients will probably be given the ‘double trophy’ and ‘inspired to award the second smaller trophy on to another person’ who may very well be ‘completely unrelated to music’, in line with a press release from the organisers of the ceremony.

'Act of kindness': It comes after Brit Awards bosses announced that winners will be presented with a 'double trophy' they can share with someone important to them

‘Act of kindness’: It comes after Brit Awards bosses introduced that winners will probably be offered with a ‘double trophy’ they’ll share with somebody essential to them

The design options one bigger, multicoloured trophy, in addition to a smaller metallic model.

In earlier years, artists and designers together with Tracey Emin, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir David Adjaye and Sir Anish Kapoor have designed Brit Awards trophies.

Devlin mentioned: ‘Yinka and I believed the greatest award that one may obtain could be company to award one other.

‘Every recipient is invited to award the second trophy to somebody they think about worthy – it is perhaps recognition – or it is perhaps somebody that does one thing completely unrelated to music.’

Change: Billie Eilish is seen with her award at the 2020 ceremony - she picked up the International Female gong

Change: Billie Eilish is seen together with her award at the 2020 ceremony – she picked up the Worldwide Feminine gong

Ilori mentioned: ‘The concept got here from the expertise of lockdown, the place your neighbour you have lived beside for six years and by no means say hi there to out of the blue gave you flowers, meals, acts of kindness. I wished to seize that.

‘I might describe it as two artists from totally different disciplines, totally different inspirations, coming collectively to design a trophy based mostly round the thought of giving one thing again – acts of kindness.’

The Brit Awards will characteristic an viewers of 4,000 individuals as a part of the Authorities’s dwell occasions pilot scheme.

Artists Es Devlin (above) and Yinka Ilori have designed a trophy that comes in two parts

Designed: Yinka is one of the masterminds behind the design

Designers: Artists Es Devlin (L) and Yinka Ilori have designed a trophy that is available in two components for the ceremony – the place artists together with Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks have been nominated

Congrats! Dua Lipa (pictured), Arlo Parks and Celeste are leading the BRIT Awards nominations

Congrats! Dua Lipa (pictured), Arlo Parks and Celeste are main the BRIT Awards nominations

Dua, Griff, Arlo and Headie One are amongst the artists scheduled to carry out throughout the ceremony, which will probably be hosted by Jack Whitehall.

Dua, Arlo, Celeste, rap duo Younger T & Bugsey and DJ and producer Joel Corry are all nominated 3 times at this yr’s awards.

Jessie Ware, dance music duo Bicep and rappers AJ Tracey, J Hus and Headie One all scored two nominations apiece.

The Brit Awards will happen on Could 11 at the O2 Enviornment in London.

Dua, Arlo and Celeste are main the BRIT Awards stars with three nods every after the nominees had been introduced final month.

BRIT AWARDS 2021 – WHO ARE THE DESIGNERS?

Es Devlin OBE

Es is a London-based artist and stage designer,  

She has made giant scale touring stage sculptures in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, Adele, U2, The Weeknd, Lorde, Pet Store Boys, and the Royal Opera Home in London. 

She additionally designed the London Olympic Closing Ceremony in 2012 and the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Video games.

She has acquired three Olivier Awards and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Yr Honours.

 Yinka Ilori MBE

Yinka Ilori is a London based mostly multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage, who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to inform new tales in up to date design. 

He started his observe in 2011 up-cycling classic furnishings, impressed by the conventional Nigerian parables and West African materials that surrounded him as a baby.  

In 2020 the designer created an set up for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and  launched his personal homeware assortment.

He was awarded an MBE in 2021 and received the Design Museum’s Rising Design Medal in 2020.

2019: Sir David Adjaye designed the Brit Award for the 2019 ceremony

2019: Sir David Adjaye designed the Brit Award for the 2019 ceremony 

Array of designs: Designer Vivienne Westwood designed the patriotic 2010 Brit Award

Sleek: Tracey Emin designed the 2015 trophy (right)

Array of designs: Designer Vivienne Westwood designed the patriotic 2010 Brit Award (left) whereas Tracey Emin designed the 2015 trophy (proper)

The three artists are all nominated for Feminine Solo Artist and Mastercard Album, with Dua Lipa additionally in the working for British Single, whereas Arlo Parks and Celeste characteristic in the shortlist for Breakthrough Artist.

The nominations for this yr’s awards had been revealed by way of an unique launch throughout the awards’ social channels by Radio One star Nick Grimshaw and this yr’s BRITs Rising Star winner Griff, who nearly took followers by means of the 9 shortlists.

The present will probably be held on Could 11 at The O2 area in London, broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub, and hosted by Jack Whitehall. 

Brit feminine and double nominee for 2021 Jessie Ware is up for Mastercard Album in addition to Feminine Solo Artist which, together with Dua, Arlo and Celeste, additionally sees Lianne La Havas up for the title.

A lot of the stars who’ve already been introduced took to social media to have fun their success by sharing footage of the playing cards itemizing their nominations.

Buzzing: The three artists are all nominated for Female Solo Artist and Mastercard Album, with Dua Lipa also in the running for British Single

Buzzing: The three artists are all nominated for Feminine Solo Artist and Mastercard Album, with Dua Lipa additionally in the working for British Single

Dua, Jessie and Arlo Parks all shared their comfortable information on Instagram. 

Flying the flag for British rap with three nominations are Younger T & Bugsey, who’re nominated for British Single and Breakthrough Artist, and can face The 1975, Little Combine, Bicep (additionally in Breakthrough Artist) and Biffy Clyro in the British Group class.

AJ Tracey is shortlisted twice; one nod in the British Single class, and a second for Male Solo Artist, together with Yungblud, Joel Corry, J Hus and Headie One. 

J Hus earns a second nomination in Mastercard Album, while Headie One additionally options in the shortlist for British Single. 

Together with Male Solo Artist, Joel Corry receives two extra nominations, for Breakthrough Artist and British Single, bringing his tally as much as three in whole.

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Wow! Many of the stars who have already been announced took to social media to celebrate their success by sharing pictures of the cards listing their nominations

Wow! A lot of the stars who’ve already been introduced took to social media to have fun their success by sharing footage of the playing cards itemizing their nominations

The British Single class additionally sees Aitch up for his second BRIT, having final yr been nominated for Greatest New Artist. 

Dance & digital acts 220 Child, Nathan Dawes and Regard additionally get a glance on this shortlist, as does Harry Kinds, whose efficiency at the 2020 present was considered one of the night’s highlights.

The worldwide classes see new and returning artists alike; nominated for his or her first ever BRIT in Worldwide Group are BTS, Run the Jewels and Fontaines D.C., alongside Foo Fighters, who’ve received this class 4 instances beforehand and Haim, who’ve been nominated twice earlier than.

Worldwide Feminine as ever showcases extremely multi-talented and inventive girls, with Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift all shortlisted – Miley receives her debut BRIT nomination this yr.

Big news! Dua has been nominated for three nominations in total

Huge information! Dua has been nominated for 3 nominations in whole

Joyful: She shared the happy news with her followers on Instagram

Joyful: She shared the comfortable information together with her followers on Instagram

The BRITs welcomes The Weeknd into the class for this yr’s Worldwide Male, having been nominated twice earlier than, plus Infantile Gambino, Tame Impala, Burna Boy (who appeared at the 2020 BRITs as a part of Stormzy’s efficiency) and Bruce Springsteen, marking his eleventh BRIT nomination.

Earlier this month, The BRITs introduced the winner of this yr’s Rising Star supported by BBC Radio 1 award as Griff, who joins an illustrious record of artist alumni equivalent to Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and Celeste who had been all recognized by means of this award (beforehand generally known as Critics’ Selection) as the future stars of British music. Griff will carry out at The BRITs in Could. 

BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS 2021 

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS

CELESTE 

DUA LIPA 

JESSIE WARE 

 LIANNE LA HAVAS

MALE SOLO ARTIST 

AJ TRACEY

HEADIE ONE 

J HUS 

JOEL CORRY 

YUNGBLUD

BRITISH GROUP 

BICEP

BIFFY CLYRO 

LITTLE MIX 

THE 1975 

 YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITs RISING STAR 

GRIFF WARNER (Winner

PA SALIEU

RINA SAWAYAMA 

MASTERCARD ALBUM 

ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS 

CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE 

DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA 

J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY

JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE?   

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

BTS 

 D.C. PARTISAN 

FOO FIGHTERS 

HAIM POLYDOR,

RUN THE JEWELS

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS 

BICEP 

CELESTE 

JOEL CORRY 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITISH SINGLE

 220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE

 AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN 

 DUA LIPA PHYSICAL

HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR 

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT 

JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART

NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER

REGARD & RAYE SECRETS 

S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARIANA GRANDE

BILLIE EILISH 

CARDI B

MILEY CYRUS 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  

BURNA BOY 

CHILDISH GAMBINO 

TAME IMPALA FICTION

THE WEEKND

 

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