The Canadian singer pulled out of next month’s awards ceremony last week, as he continues to care for his three-year-old son, Noah, who was diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2016.
A source told The Sun: “Dermot is exactly what ITV want to host the Brits, a safe pair of hands.
A Brits spokesperson declined to comment on this story when contacted by HuffPost UK.
This year’s ceremony takes place on 22 February, with The 1975, Emeli Sandé, Robbie Williams and Little Mix already confirmed to perform.
Dermot is hosting tomorrow (25 January) night’s National Television Awards, marking his seventh year at the helm.