Michael Buble to host the Brit
Awards ceremony in 2017
Michael Buble has confirmed he is going to be the new host of the Brit Awards, starting with the 2017 ceremony.
"I belong to the UK. They made me," he told BBC News.
"So to be honoured by being asked to do something like the Brits, it's a privilege, it really is."
Although Buble has been nominated for a Brit three times, he has yet to pick up one of the prizes himself - although he has won numerous Grammy and Juno awards.
"It's a huge honour for me to host such a big night in music," the Canadian singer said in a statement.
"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."
Brits boss and Sony Music chairman Jason Iley said: "This is a huge coup for the Brit Awards and we are delighted to announce Michael as our host for 2017.
"He is an extremely talented and charismatic world-class entertainer, much loved by the British public.
"Michael will add an exciting element to our show in 2017."
For the past couple of years the awards have been presented by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Previous hosts include Kylie Minogue and RuPaul.