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Michael Bublé replaces Ant and Dec as the new host to present next year's Brit Awards

Sharnaz Shahid

Michael Bublé has been confirmed as the host of the 2017 Brit Awards.

The Canadian singer, 41, has been signed up to take centre stage at London's iconic O2 Arena, replacing Geordie presenting duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who have hosted the music extravaganza for the last two years.

Talking about his excitement to host The BRIT Awards, Michael said in a statement: "It's a huge honour for me to host such a big night in music. Even though I didn’t grow up as a Brit I’ve always been well aware of The BRIT Awards and their impact globally.

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Michael Bublé has been confirmed as the host of the 2017 Brit Awards

"As a fan of music this is the perfect gig. I’m very much looking forward to February and celebrating the success stories of a great year in music."

Bublé is one of the world's most successful recording artists with worldwide sales of over 32 million albums accompanied by sell-out tours.

The father-of-two, who is married to Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, has won countless awards across the world and has been nominated for three BRIT Awards to date. His brand new studio album 'Nobody But Me' will be released later this month on October 21st.

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"It's a huge honour for me to host such a big night in music," he said of his new role

Speaking about the exciting news, BRITs Chairman Jason Iley said: "This is a huge coup for The BRIT Awards and we are delighted to announce Michael as our host for 2017. He is an extremely talented and charismatic world-class entertainer much loved by the British public. Michael will add an exciting element to our show in 2017."

Past presenters include James Corden, Peter Kay, Cat Deeley, Russell Brand and Davina McCall.

The Brit Awards, known as the biggest night of the UK music scene, will take place on Wednesday 22nd February.

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