The BRIT Awards 2021 with Mastercard today announces that Jack Whitehall is back at the BRITs as awards host, with the show taking place 11th May instead of its usual February slot.

His trademark opening skits and hilarious table-side manner with artists has resulted in widespread praise and acclaim from both the media and the millions of fans watching from home, and on the night he will take viewers through awards presentations and exclusive music performances, showcasing the very best British and international music talent of the last 18 months in a much-needed moment of pure pop-culture entertainment.

Jack Whitehall said: “I must be doing something right to be invited back to host the BRITs! After the events of the past year, I think we can all do with a big night of music and entertainment, and I'm excited to be part of the show on 11th May.”

The nominations for this year’s BRITs are set to be announced next week, on Wednesday 31st March, for categories including Mastercard Album of the Year, Breakthrough and Group. The shortlists will be revealed by popular broadcaster Nick Grimshaw and this year’s BRITs Rising Star supported by Radio 1 winner Griff, from 4.00PM GMT via an exclusive announcement across all @BRITs official digital channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter + Instagram).

More announcements are set to come over the coming weeks.