James Corden will become the longest-serving presenter of the Brit Awards, but 2014 will be his last stint as presenter.
James Corden will become the longest-serving presenter of the Brit Awards, but 2014 will be his last stint as presenter. The comic actor will front the show – to be staged at the O2 Arena in London on February 19 – for the fifth time. The show will feature appearances from acts including Mercury Prize nominees Arctic Monkeys and global superstar Katy Perry.
First hitting our screens paired with Mathew Horne and Kylie Minogue, Corden, who recently starred in movie One Chance portraying Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, went on to host solo for another three consecutive years.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Greg James about the event, he said: “I really love it. I’m such a fan. I think if I do it, it’ll be the last time I do. It’s probably time to hand it over to someone younger and better looking.”
So with James Corden hanging up the mic after this year, Kettle decided to take a look at who could fill his shoes:
The camp comedian could emulate Corden’s ability to successfully juggle a sense of fun whilst handling some of the world’s biggest music stars. His Channel 4 chat show, Chatty Man has seen Carr hold his own against the very biggest celebrities, whilst also getting them to relax and share details they wouldn’t normally be so open about.
He’s a fearless host that will without a doubt prove entertaining if he was given the Brits job. The only downfall is that he’s at his funniest when he’s being crude that will not be allowed on a prime-time ITV 9pm slot…but we don’t think he’ll mind a slap on the wrists.
If you were to take a look in Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw’s phone you’ll see the likes of One Direction’s Harry Styles (cue thousands of screaming girls), Rita Ora and the likes of fashionistas Alexa Chung and Henry Holland amongst his contacts. Despite not yet seeing the same figures as Chris Moyles for his Radio 1 Breakfast Show, the quiffed 29 year old is established as the face of the young generation as well as friend to the stars.
The handsome presenter is no stranger to television, previously hosting Channel 4’s T4 and more recently BBC Three’s Sweat the Small Stuff and summer festival coverage.
Cotton’s been on our television screens since she was a teenager but has never fronted a major television event (her biggest being a co-host on BBC’s Children in Need). In spite of presenting the backstage coverage in 2007 and 2008, she has never actually fronted the show.
She’s shown us she’s game for a laugh on ITV’s Celebrity Juice and even though she’s settled down after becoming a mum for the first time, we think Fearne is definitely a good shout as long as she doesn’t bring along Keith Lemon.
Ant and Dec
The Geordie duo have shown us they are more the capable as hosts fronting I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway for years as well as being crowned television’s top presenters for a ridiculous 12 years at the National Television awards.
They are tied in to a three-year golden handcuffs deal with ITV but most importantly they adored by the public who seemingly can’t get enough of their cheeky humour. It’s unbelievable that they’ve only hosted the awards once back in 2001, but is their clean cut image right for the Brit’s, known for its anarchic past.
Speaking of anarchy, Russell Brand stirred up attention hosting the MTV Video Awards in 2008 and then again in 2009 after successful audience figures. No stranger to the headlines, Brand has recently dipped a toe into the world of politics and has starred in numerous Hollywood films. Could he be persuaded to make a return to hosting duties?
He’s a potentially divisive character, certainly, but he can always be counted on to work a crowd. And who doesn’t want to see the Brits return to its controversial roots?
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Who would you like to see take over James Corden for the 2015 Brit Awards?