This year’s Brit Awards will be a night to remember, with showrunners pulling out all the stops to ensure a stellar cast of stars perform on the night.
Adele will cement her triumphant return with her first British gig in five years. Performing in the evening will be Dave, Little Simz and Sam Fender, who will each play several gongs.
Organizers are working around the clock to secure top US acts Billie Eilish and Doja Cat, battling against Covid travel restrictions to make eye-catching signings a reality.
And Ed Sheeran, who is nominated for four awards, is also expected to attend. Speaking ahead of the bash, which takes place on Tuesday, 8 February, at the O2 Arena in London, our note said: “British bosses want to celebrate the music industry, and after two difficult years, they wanted to hold a performance to remember by contributing the best acts at this time.
“They felt it was really important for Adele to return to the Brits stage after the huge worldwide success she had with her comeback album. The organizers want to celebrate her. She lives in the US and they know they might have to prepare for a video gig as a backup. But ideally they want her to come in person, especially since she’s already won four awards. ”
Our source added: “Safety remains a big priority and will likely require a passing of Covid, as well as a discarded audience. But everyone is desperate to have some fun and look to the future. The artists in the industry at night will have a true knee-jerk while the audience at home will feel like they are watching a very special concert.”
Rising Star winner Holly Humberstone will also take to the stage on the night, along with comedian Mo Gilligan and radio DJs Clara Amfo and Maya Jama, who are hosting the show.
Of course, Adele forgave the organizers after she was famously cut off by that year’s host, James Corden, during her acceptance speech for Best British Album in 2012.
She responded to the “disrespect” by pointing her finger at the camera.
Let’s hope next month’s bash goes more smoothly – we’re long overdue for some big-night charms. Who is the apple in your eyes, Adele? – Page 30 & 31
FKA BARES SOUL
FKA TWIGS left little to the imagination when she stepped out at her new Caprisongs mixtape launch party on Friday night.
Singer looked stunning as she posed in a barely-there dress at The Standard in London. Also at the premiere were THE 1975’s boyfriend Matt Healy and hitmaker Jorja Smith, who were on the project.
Speaking about this week’s release, FKA said: “I think that’s my reaction to where the world has been in recent times.
“I fell in love again with music, danger, trying new things, sex, love, drunkenness.”
WE ARE GOING TO YOU, ANNE
It’s been more than 15 years since Anna HathawayAndrea Sachs faced the wrath of Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.
But the actress may have stolen an outfit from Andrea’s on-screen wardrobe as she posed for a series of stylish photos on her Instagram page.
Anne, who paired her Valentino dress with Giuseppe Zanotti boots, also sported Andrea’s trademark bangs as she took a selfie in the mirror in her dressing room.
Miranda would be proud. . . or satisfied, anyway.
This week we will…
SNOG: DR ALEX GEORGE, to pose with fans at the premiere of the Cirque Du Soleil show “Luzia”.
GET MARRIED: ED SHEERAN is building a crypt as the final resting place for him and his wife Cherry. So sweet. . .
AWAY: JAMIE LYNN SPEARS for putting out a book lamenting her woes with big sister BRITNEY.
LILY’S DAY FROM ELL
SHE played Cinderella in Disney’s 2015 live-action adaptation, but according to Lily James Even fairy tale princesses have their bad days.
Lily said she once had to jump out of a convoy – wearing a Dior gown and studded with diamonds – to rush into a filthy gas station.
Lily, who was dating bassist Michael Shuman of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, was promoting the film at the Berlin Film Festival when nature suddenly called out.
She had no choice but to walk into the gas station in a pink silk dress, a chic De Beers diamond necklace, and custom Jimmy Choo shoes.
Lily told Porter magazine: ‘I remember going to the Berlin Film Festival once in this beautiful pink dress full of diamonds, but I had a terrible urine infection, so I had to abandon the whole convoy to run. to the toilet at the gas station. That is my charming reality. ”
Fortunately, after a brief detour, she still managed to get the ball.
NIK & ANT WORK OUTSIDE
Love SOAP Nikki Sanderson is dating former Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan.
The Hollyoaks star, who split from ex Greg Whitehurst during lip lock in 2020, began a romance with Anthony last year.
And sources say the couple’s love has gone from strength to strength.
One person told us: “Nikki and Anthony go to the same gym and are really into bodybuilding, so they stick together. It’s been a while now and things are going well. Nikki has been having a bit of a hard time lately, and Anthony has been a great support for her.”
Billie Faiers’ Success
BILLIE FAIERS proved she could have made it without her sister Sam.
Her reality TV show The Family Diaries has been given a second series by ITVBe bosses.
GONG HO-HUM, RICKY
HE may have amassed an impressive pile of gongs – from Baftas to Golden Globes and Emmys – but Ricky Gervais insists he has no interest in winning the prize.
The After Life creator thinks it’s all politics, and he wants to make viewers at home smile instead.
He said: “I am proud of my achievement but all awards are arbitrary – it can be reduced to one or two times.
“Still happy to be nominated, but I don’t see a more deserving Emmy than someone on Twitter saying, ‘I cried’ – that gives me the same buzz. If anything, the people at home adore it makes more sense to me, because with an award body there’s still politics.
“It’s not like winning in the 100 metres. When I win an Emmy or a Golden Globe, that’s the opinion of some. I didn’t beat Usain Bolt over 100 meters – he is the best in the world. But this, it’s subjective.
“Some other people like my show, and I’m grateful. But for those watching at home, it makes even more sense.”
The son of BRADLEY WALSH, Barney has a beautiful girlfriend of the former Miss World.
The movie buff, with the latest series of Breaking Dad starting to air tomorrow on ITV, has officially taken to Instagram with former pageant queen Stephanie Del Valle Diaz.
Bradley met the Puerto Rican beauty while he was hosting a beauty pageant a few years ago.
A source said: “The couple started out as friends. They are very popular now and recently enjoyed a winter break in Portugal. They get along well and know they’re both young in their careers so let’s give each other the space to follow their dreams. This is supposed to be a big year for them. “
Howard’s vibrant disco tracks
Good news for Howard Donald fans. If you want to meet the old man, you just need a tennis player.
Howard will paint the floors of lesser-known Bournemouth venue Canvas later this month, where he will deliver “vibrant disco tracks”.
And early tickets for the club’s Glitterati night next Saturday are just £10.
An advertisement for the event said: “We take you back to the Halcyon days of Studio 54, where the good times reigned and pleasant music was played for the grandeur and glamor of NYC. We’re joined by the legendary Howard Donald of Take That, bringing the disco to life! ”
POSH LIKE A NOSH – NOW AND AGAIN
VICTORIA BECKHAM revealed she has switched to a routine of “intermittent fasting”, hailing the plan as “life changing”.
The ranking’s famed designer said she was introduced to the habit by the self-proclaimed “King of Health”, Dr Harry Konig at his Villa Stephanie spa and wellness center in Baden-Baden , Virtue.
She says that fasting has improved her skin, made her eyes brighter and boosted her energy levels.
Vic said: “I went to Villa Stephanie a few years ago, it was unbelievable. The doctor who runs it, Dr. Konig, is amazing and it has changed so many lives. He introduced me to intermittent fasting.
“It’s not something I do every day, because DAVID and I get along very well. We love to eat out and I don’t like to say, ‘No, I’m fasting’. But I do it many times. I see a difference in my skin, my eyes are whiter and brighter and I have so much more energy. ”
We don’t see how fasting can give you more energy but we’ll take Posh’s word for that. Speaking in a magazine interview, she added: “I eat carbs, but I keep them to a minimum.” Then there is no Friday Domino. . .
MILK IS SMITTEN
Rocker Miles Kane of INDIE is dating a beautiful PR girl named Nadya Duke.
The musician – who was previously in relationships with Suki Waterhouse, Lana del Rey, Agyness Deyn and Laura Whitmore – has been dating Nadya since last year. Insiders say that Miles – one half of THE FINAL SHOW with Alex Turner, the head of the Arctic Monkeys – seems “absolutely enthralled”.
A source revealed: ‘Miles has had a bunch of high profile girlfriends but he seems absolutely smitten with Nadya. He can’t stop talking about her.”
Brunette Nadya officially took to Instagram about their romance this month.
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