Award-winning actor and comedian announced to host BRITs 2018

The ceremony is in February

The BRIT Awards 2018

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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In the past couple of weeks we've had the new BRIT award design revealed and the Critics' Choice winner, now finally the host for next year's awards ceremony has been revealed.

British actor, comedian and writer Jack Whitehall will host next year’s show, which will take place in February at the O2 Arena in London. Injecting his unique humour into the UK's biggest music event, this is the first time Jack has hosted the event. No stranger to the venue, Jack last appeared at the O2 Arena for three sold-out stand-up shows.

Speaking about this announcement Jack said, "I’m thrilled to be hosting the BRITs, it is the kind of show you dream of hosting as a kid, so really excited to have been asked."

Jack is a well-known comedian and has been crowned ‘King of Comedy’ by the British Comedy Awards three years in a row. And while this is the first time he has hosted the BRITs, he has hosted the Royal Variety Performance several times, as well as BAFTA’s biggest event in Los Angeles, The Britannia Awards.

Jack joins the growing number of celebrities who have previously hosted the BRIT Awards including James Corden, Ant & Dec, and the 2017 Awards hosts Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis.

In other BRITs news we have already had the first winner of next year's awards announced as Jorja Smith. This comes at the end of an amazing year for Jorja, who earlier in the year teamed up with Drake on ‘Get It Together’ and featured on his ‘More Life’ project. She has also caught the attention of UK music critics with her debut single 'Blue Lights'.

We have also seen the new BRIT Award unveiled for 2018, designed by a highly acclaimed British/Indian artist Sir Anish Kapoor. Sir Anish is the first sculptor to be chosen as an award designer for the BRITs, following on from this year's designer, the renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, who designed the award before she sadly passed away in March last year.

The BRIT Awards 2018 will be the 38th BRIT Awards and will be broadcast live on ITV.

See our gallery of previous Critics' Choice Awards winners below:


BRITs Critics' Choice 2008 - 2019 stacked

Adele1 of 12
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2008 - Adele

Florence + The Machine2 of 12
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2009 - Florence + The Machine

Ellie Goulding3 of 12
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2010 - Ellie Goulding

Jessie J4 of 12
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2011 - Jessie J

Emeli Sandu00e95 of 12
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2012 - Emeli Sandé

Tom Odell6 of 12
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2013 - Tom Odell

Sam Smith7 of 12
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2014 - Sam Smith

James Bay8 of 12
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2015 - James Bay

Jack Garratt9 of 12
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2016 - Jack Garratt

Rag u2019n’ Bone Man10 of 12
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2017 - Rag ’n’ Bone Man

Jorja Smith11 of 12
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2018 - Jorja Smith

Critics' Choice12 of 12
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Sam Fender, 2019

Sam Fender has become hugely popular over the last couple of years, so it's no surprise he won the award in 2019. His debut album 'Hypersonic Missiles' was adored by fans. Sam dropped his second album ' Seventeen Going Under' in October 2021.

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