The 2023 BRIT Awards with Mastercard today confirm the return of Mo Gilligan as host, following a triumphant spell last year at the helm of the biggest night in British music.

A surefire hit with viewers at the 2022 ceremony, Mo will be back to seamlessly take those watching at home and in the venue through the awards ceremonies and live performances, with his inimitable wit and panache.

Mo said: “Hosting the BRITs last year was one of the most phenomenal moments of my life. I am so honored to get to know the incredible team behind the biggest night of music and so proud to bring our amazing audience even closer to their favorite artists. I promise you, we’re going even bigger this year… Let’s go!”

2023 BRIT Awards Chair and Managing Director and President of Promotions at Atlantic Records (part of Warner Music UK) Damian Christian added: “Making sure we get Mo back to host this year’s awards has been a huge priority for us. He’s one of the biggest names in British entertainment right now and he did a great job hosting his first BRITs last year. We look forward to working with him and seeing him bring his unique humor and style back to our stage and screens.”

With his energetic style and stunning physicality, three-time BAFTA winner Mo Gilligan is one of the UK’s biggest comedy stars. Mo’s debut Coupla Cans stand-up tour, named “The Funniest Man in Britain” by The Times, was a total sell-out, including a massive two-week residency in London’s West End. The show was subsequently shot as its debut Netflix Original Momentum, which was released in 190 countries worldwide. In 2021 he went on tour again with There’s Mo to Life, which achieved another total sell-out run, including a remarkable 10 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo and a historic O2 Arena show. In 2022, he released his second highly anticipated Netflix special of the big hits live show to critical acclaim. Mo spearheads his own multi-award winning entertainment format The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, winning his first BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance in 2020, followed by his second for Best Comedy Entertainment Program in 2022. Mo is also a judge on The Masked Singer (Saturday evenings on ITV1 and ITVX) and hosts the UK version of Jimmy Fallon’s That’s My Jam for BBC One.

The nominations for the 2023 BRIT Awards will be announced this Thursday via an exclusive livestream on the official BRITs channels, hosted by TV and radio broadcaster Vick Hope alongside radio presenter and alternative music champion Jack Saunders, starting at 4pm GMT. Vick and Jack also enlisted the help of a team of celebrities to announce this year’s top categories. Olympian Tom Daley, YouTube’s Yung Filly, Euro 2022 winner Jill Scott and Gogglebox’s Joe and George Baggs are just a few of the names entrusted to announce this year’s nominations on their own social channels. The celebrities have been given closed BRITs boxes to keep safe before revealing their categories on the day of the live stream. You can follow their progress over the next week with @BRITs.

The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard will take place on Saturday 11 February – the first time in history the show will be held on a Saturday – and will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX – from the O2 arena.

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