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15/09/2015 06:31 BST | Updated 15/09/2015 06:59 BST

Ant And Dec To Host Brit Awards 2016, Marking Third Time The Duo Have Presented Ceremony

Ant and Dec will return as hosts on The Brit Awards in 2016, it has been announced.

The Geordie duo proved a hit with fans when they presented this year’s ceremony in February, and will be on hand to dish out the gongs again next year.

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“We're really excited to be invited back to host the Brit Awards 2016," Ant and Dec said.

"In all honesty we only intended to do it for one year but had such a good time we are thrilled to be doing it again.

"Both of us are looking forward to what will be an incredible night, and we can't wait to celebrate the achievements of British music once again."

The boys first hosted the show back in 2001, before succeeding James Corden earlier this year.

The comic fronted the ceremony for four consecutive years from 2011, having previously hosted alongside Matthew Horne and Kylie Minogue in 2009.

This year’s awards were dominated by Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, who won two gongs each.

It will also be remembered for Madonna’s now in-famous stage fall, when the singer was dragged to the ground by one of her dancers.

The Brit Awards 2016 will be held on 24 February at London’s O2 Arena.

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