30/04/2018 11:44 BST

British LGBT Awards 2018: Hosts Mel B And Duncan James Return For Another Year

'I'm proud to be part of it as there is still so much to do in the fight for full equality.'

Mel B and Duncan James will return for their second year as co-hosts of the British LGBT Awards.

On Monday (30 April), event organisers confirmed that the duo would once again take on presenting duties at this year’s ceremony, having previously hosted the bash back in 2016.

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Mel B and Duncan James

Speaking about why the event is so important to her, Mel explained: “I’m looking forward to helping recognise the LGBT people doing wonderful things for the community, as well as the allies who lend such vital support. I am really proud to be part of it because there is still so much to do in the fight for the full equality for LGBT+ people.

“It’s going to be a night filled with heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, unbelievable surprises and an enviable, fabulous guest list.”

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Mel B is currently a judge on 'America's Got Talent'

Duncan added: “I had a blast when I hosted the British LGBT Awards with Mel last time so I’m looking forward to doing it again. It is such an important event and I can’t wait to celebrate with all of the nominees.”

Last year’s event was hosted by comedian Alan Carr and TV personality Melanie Sykes, with Caitlyn Jenner in attendance to collect the HuffPost Loud And Proud award for her work in increasing representation of transgender people.

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Caitlyn at last year's ceremony

Prince William also recorded a video message after being named Straight Ally Of The Year, having appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine to discuss issues facing young people in the LGBT+ community.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Friday 11 May at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London.