Last year, David presented the NTAs for the first time, but it was reported just weeks later that he would not be returning to the ceremony for a second year.
He said: “It’s a huge honour to be hosting the NTAs this year! It still feels like someone has made a wonderful error.”
Joel continued: “I really, really love TV and can’t wait to celebrate the best stuff from what’s been a very weird year or so.
“I’m also really hoping The Masked Singer wins something so I can present an award to myself. That’s a creative narcissist’s DREAM!”
Because of the pandemic, the NTAs were moved from the usual slot in January, and will now be taking place on 9 September, with ITV promising a “star-studded” and “surprise-packed spectacular” at the show’s regular venue, The O2 arena in London.
NTAs producer Kim Turberville said of Joel’s appointment as host: “There is a wealth of great television to recognise and we are delighted to have Joel at the helm.
“With his wit and natural charisma, he’ll definitely be bringing a fresh approach to this year’s awards.”
David’s one-year stint as NTAs host saw him dressing up as his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges for a comedy sketch and poking fun at his friend David Schwimmer’s Sky series.
There was also controversy when the Little Britain star made an ill-advised joke at Caroline Flack’s expense, for which he was booed by the audience.