Mo Gilligan quits as host of The BRIT Awards after just two years presenting the music ceremony

Mo Gilligan has quit as host of the BRIT Awards.

The comedian, 35, announced on social media on Monday that he has decided to step down after just two years of hosting the music ceremony.

Mo revealed the news in a statement on his Instagram, alongside photos of his time at the helm of the awards.

He wrote: ‘I’ve had a great time working on The Brits but unfortunately as I’ll be in the US next spring for my first World Tour I’m sad to say I’m stepping down from my hosting duties. before 2024 and hand over the baton.

‘It was phenomenal to work on this iconic event. I enjoyed getting to know all the remarkable people who run The Brit Trust and the excellent Brit School.

Away! Mo Gilligan, 35, has quit as host of the BRIT Awards

No more: the comedian announced on social media on Monday that he has decided to resign, after only two years of presenting the music ceremony

The announcement: Mo revealed the news in a statement on his Instagram, alongside photos from his time at the helm of the awards

“The tireless work you do to improve lives through the power of music and the creative arts is sensational and I promise to continue to support where I can.

‘Thank you to ITV for making a young man’s dream come true and to all the brilliant artists, guests, production team and especially the viewers at home for all your wonderful support.

‘It was an honor. See you on Tour.’

After Mo’s announcement, a spokesperson for the BRITs said The sun: ‘The BRITs are incredibly proud of Mo who has presented the awards for the past two years. He is an exceptional entertainer who is going from strength to strength in his career, and we thank him for delivering two brilliant shows for us.

“The live awards show is constantly evolving and we are excited to welcome someone new to the helm for 2024, with more details to be announced at a later date.”

Based on his Stories, Mo reposted a tweet he wrote in 2011, which read: “In 2013 I have to host the #MOBOs or #TheBritAwards *Fingers Crossed*.”

In September, the BRIT Awards announced the date for next year’s awards, confirming that it will air on Saturday, March 2, after this year’s ceremony was broadcast on a weekend date for the first time in history.

Following the ratings success of the 2023 awards, the show will retain its Saturday evening primetime slot on ITV1 and ITVX.

Manifestation: Based on his stories, Mo reposted a tweet he wrote in 2011 that read: “In 2013 I have to host the #MOBOs or #TheBritAwards *Fingers Crossed*.”

The awards show achieved its highest viewing figures in three years at the last ceremony, so it’s no wonder the broadcaster was keen to keep it in the same spot.

Reflecting on the success of 2023, Damian Christian, chairman of the BRIT committee, said: ‘The move to a Saturday night proved to be a huge success for the first time, so I’m delighted we’re back in primetime in March.

“A Saturday night show helped us engage our most engaged audience ever, and we’ll build on that foundation as we connect with even more fans in 2024.

“Next year’s BRITs will be our most ambitious show yet, with a host of exciting performances from incredible artists, as we look to celebrate the music that set the soundtrack to 2023.”

A testament to the value of the BRIT Awards is the three-year renewal agreements of its long-standing partnerships with Mastercard, ITV and The O2 Arena.

Sally Wood will continue as executive producer of the show for BRITs TV, and Misty Buckley will return to design the set for the awards. BPI Director of Events and Charities Maggie Crowe will oversee the overall running of the event.

The partners all support the vision and values ​​of the BRITs by helping to deliver an exceptional evening of live music and entertainment which will also help raise money for The BRIT Trust, the awards’ charity arm, which distributes money to charities that promote creating education and wellbeing through music, including The BRIT School and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.