Maya Jama and Clara Amfo have been announced as the Backstage Show hosts for this year’s BRIT Awards

The presenter, 26, and DJ, 36, are teaming up to present all the backstage drama on ITV2 and ITV Hub when the awards ceremony kicks off at 7pm on May 11.   

Both broadcasters are part of the BRITs’ family, as Clara has hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the last four years, while Maya hosted the BRITs’ Facebook live stream from the red carpet in 2017.

One to watch: Maya Jama (pictured) and Clara Amfo have been announced as the Backstage Show hosts for this year's BRIT Awards, which kicks off at 7pm on May 11

One to watch: Maya Jama (pictured) and Clara Amfo have been announced as the Backstage Show hosts for this year's BRIT Awards, which kicks off at 7pm on May 11

Experienced: Clara has hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the last four years

Experienced: Clara has hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the last four years

One to watch: Maya Jama (left) and Clara Amfo have been announced as the Backstage Show hosts for this year’s BRIT Awards, which kicks off at 7pm on May 11

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Clara Amfo made an entrance as she arrived on the red carpet at the 2021 British Academy Film Awards.

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The ceremony will be hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year running, and said of his gig: ‘I am very excited, it’ll be a significant moment.

‘Back in a room with music and songs. We’re putting on a show with key workers in the audience, people who most deserve a night to let their hair down. 

‘It will be very special – we will have heroes in the room.’

Revealing how he plans to psych himself up for the show, he joked: ‘Yes it’s back on the Hollywood diet for me in the run up to The BRITs, having let myself go during lockdown..’ 

Looking forward to it: The ceremony will be hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year running, and said of his gig. 'I am very excited, it'll be a significant moment'

Looking forward to it: The ceremony will be hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year running, and said of his gig. 'I am very excited, it'll be a significant moment'

Looking forward to it: The ceremony will be hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year running, and said of his gig. ‘I am very excited, it’ll be a significant moment’

Referencing Orlando Bloom’s Sunday Times interview last month – after which he was publicly mocked for explaining he was a Buddhist and a routine-loving Capricorn into regular meditation and chanting – Jack added: ‘I’m going full Bloom – in preparation of being back on stage. 

‘It’ll have to be brain oil and new oats, whatever it is you need to get that Hollywood physique…There will be training sessions and Peloton rides to be camera ready.’

The host also posed with this year’s BRIT gongs – a ‘double trophy’ that winners can share with someone important to them.

'Act of kindness': Winners at this year's BRIT Awards will be presented with a 'double trophy' they can share with someone important to them

'Act of kindness': Winners at this year's BRIT Awards will be presented with a 'double trophy' they can share with someone important to them

‘Act of kindness’: Winners at this year’s BRIT Awards will be presented with a ‘double trophy’ they can share with someone important to them

Artists Es Devlin and Yinka Ilori designed a trophy that comes in two parts for the ceremony – where artists including Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks have been nominated.

Award recipients will be given the ‘double trophy’ and ‘encouraged to award the second smaller trophy on to someone else’ who could be ‘entirely unrelated to music’, according to a statement from the organisers of the ceremony. 

The design features one larger, multicoloured trophy, as well as a smaller metallic version.

In previous years, artists and designers including Tracey Emin, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir David Adjaye and Sir Anish Kapoor have designed Brit Awards trophies.

Array of designs: Designer Vivienne Westwood designed the patriotic 2010 Brit Award

Array of designs: Designer Vivienne Westwood designed the patriotic 2010 Brit Award

Sleek: Tracey Emin designed the 2015 trophy (right)

Sleek: Tracey Emin designed the 2015 trophy (right)

Array of designs: Designer Vivienne Westwood designed the patriotic 2010 Brit Award (left) while Tracey Emin designed the 2015 trophy (right)

The Brit Awards will take place on May 11 at the O2 Arena in London, and will feature an audience of 4,000 people as part of the Government’s live events pilot scheme.  

It will be the first major indoor music event to welcome back a live audience – with 2,500 tickets gifted by the recorded music industry to frontline heroes and their guests via a ballot (which has now closed).

Dua Lipa, Griff, Arlo Parks and Headie One are among the artists scheduled to perform during the ceremony, which will be hosted by Jack Whitehall.

Dua, Arlo, Celeste, rap duo Young T & Bugsey and DJ and producer Joel Corry are all nominated three times at this year’s awards.

Jessie Ware, dance music duo Bicep and rappers AJ Tracey, J Hus and Headie One all scored two nominations apiece.  

Earlier this month, The BRITs announced the winner of this year’s Rising Star supported by BBC Radio 1 award as Griff. 

He joins an illustrious list of artist alumni such as Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and Celeste who were all identified through this award (previously known as Critics’ Choice) as the future stars of British music.  

BRIT AWARDS WINNERS 2021

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS

CELESTE 

DUA LIPA – WINNER

JESSIE WARE 

 LIANNE LA HAVAS

MALE SOLO ARTIST 

AJ TRACEY

HEADIE ONE 

J HUS – WINNER

JOEL CORRY 

YUNGBLUD

BRITISH GROUP 

BICEP

BIFFY CLYRO 

LITTLE MIX – WINNER

THE 1975 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITs RISING STAR 

GRIFF WARNER – WINNER

PA SALIEU

RINA SAWAYAMA 

MASTERCARD ALBUM 

ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS 

CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE 

DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA – WINNER

J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY

JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

BTS 

D.C. PARTISAN 

FOO FIGHTERS 

HAIM – WINNER

RUN THE JEWELS

RISING STAR

Griff

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS – WINNER

BICEP 

CELESTE 

JOEL CORRY 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITISH SINGLE

220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE

AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN 

DUA LIPA PHYSICAL

HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR – WINNER 

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT 

JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART

NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER

REGARD & RAYE SECRETS 

S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARIANA GRANDE

BILLIE EILISH – WINNER

CARDI B

MILEY CYRUS 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  

BURNA BOY 

CHILDISH GAMBINO 

TAME IMPALA FICTION

THE WEEKND – WINNER

GLOBAL ICON

Taylor Swift  

 

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Source: Daily Mail

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