Michael was sadly forced to put of hosting the show due to his three year old son Noah being diagnosed with cancer and is currently going through treatment to make him better.
Dermot O’Leary has said talking about getting the job:
“Firstly, my immediate thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family at such a difficult time. Michael is an effortless showman, so those patent shoes will not be easy to fill, but it’s an honour to be asked to step in with Emma to host the BRITs.
“The BRITs is an iconic show that I’ve watched and attended many times. It’s a holy grail for a broadcaster, and I’m really looking forward to working with Emma, who I’m a big fan of, and celebrating a brilliant year of British music.”
Then Emma said:
Every part of me sends so much love and all the well wishes in the world to Michael and his family at such a difficult time. I’m a huge fan of his and I would have relished watching him present the BRITs. I know everyone involved wants to make the best show possible and I hope we do him proud.
“I had an awesome time presenting the nominations show this year and I am delighted to be asked back for the main event. To present the BRITs is an honour but to be doing it alongside one of my absolute favourites, Mr Dermot O’Leary is just bonkers. Bring on the BRITs 2017.”
The brits are being held in London at the O2 Arena on 22nd February.