JACK Whitehall has handed over his Brit Awards hosting baton to another comedian
For the 2022 ceremony there is a new funnyman taking to the stage, who will be hoping to outdo his predecessor.
Who is hosting the Brits 2022?
Mo Gilligan is the MC for the Brit Awards 2022.
He is a British stand up comedian who is best known for being a judge on The Masked Dancer.
Speaking about hosting Brits, Mo told ITV: “I was so shocked to be asked to host this year’s Brits.
“These are the things I’ve grown up with, so you don’t think that one day you’ll be a part of it. Honestly, it feels like a huge honour.
“If I said I wanted to host The BRITs at fourteen, I’m probably lying – because I was mostly interested in playing Playstation at that time!
“But it’s important for a young kid like me from my background to know opportunities are out there, to be able to work hard and achieve my dreams.”
Who has hosted the Brit Awards in previous years?
The Brits has seen many big names take to the stage to host the glitzy ceremony.
Jack Whitehall and James Corden have both currently hosted the show the most.
Here’s the full list of presenters – from the very first Brits, to present day:
- Jack Whitehall – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
- Dermot O’Leary – 2017
- Ant & Dec – 2015, 2016
- James Corden – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Peter Kay – 2010
- James Corden – 2009
- The Osbournes – 2008
- Russell Brand – 2007
- Chris Evans – 2006, 2005, 1996, 1995
- Cat Deeley – 2004
- Davina McCall – 2003 and 2000
- Frank Skinner and Zoe Ball – 2002
- Ant & Dec – 2001
- Johnny Vaughan – 1999
- Ben Elton – 1998 and 1997
- RuPaul and Elton John – 1994
- Richard O’Brien- 1993
- Simon Bates – 1992, 1991
- Cathy McGown – 1990
- Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox – 1989
- Noel Edmonds – 1988, 1986, 1985
- Jonathan King – 1987
- Tim Rice – 1984, 1983
- David Jacobs – 1982
- Michael Aspel – 1977
What TV shows has Mo Gilligan been in?
Mo co-hosted The Big Narstie Show on Channel 4, alongside Grime star Big Narstie.
The comedian was given his own shows on Netflix called Momentum and The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan on Channel 4.
He paired up with Claudia Winkleman to win the 2018 edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year hosted by Jimmy Carr.
Mo also appeared on Celebrity Call Centre as an agony uncle, a one-off show which was part of its Stand Up To Cancer charity programming in 2018.
Mo also appeared on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C, alongside Carol Vorderman, Kelly Brook and Rob Rinder.
When is the Brit Awards 2022?
This year’s glitzy event will take place TONIGHT (February 8, 2022).
The awards are celebrating their 40th show, since launching in 1977.
The ceremony will take place at London’s O2 Arena and airs on ITV from 8pm-10pm.