Michael Buble to present the Brit Awards despite not being a Brit

The Canadian crooner will take over from Ant and Dec, who have hosted the awards for the past two years

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Finally, the Brit Awards have found a host as menial and unchallenging as the Brit Awards themselves; let's just not let the small matter of him not actually being a Brit get in the way.

It's been announced Canada's own Michael Bublé will take over from presenting duo Ant and Dec, who have hosted the Brit Awards for the past two years. He'll take to London's O2 arena for the 16th time in his career for the event, this time to host the UK"s biggest music awards however.

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

The crooner has so far racked up worldwide sales of over 32 million albums, even earning himself three BRIT Awards nominations in the process; he's also set to launch his latest studio album Nobody But Me later this month on 21 October.

His announcement is all part of a fairly huge shake-up for the awards, which will see the nominations now announced live on 14 January, alongside special performances, as part of an ITV broadcast. 

The Brit Awards themselves will air on 22 February 2017, and will include a tribute to Robbie Williams.