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BRIT Awards 2021: Maya Jama admits she’s had no sleep ahead of hosting duties

24 hours ahead of the BRIT Awards 2021, Maya Jama was like a kid at Christmas as she giddily posted to Instagram from her dressing room at The O2.

And hours later she was still buzzing, seen being transported around ahead of the event running errands.

The presenter, 26, will be co-hosting the backstage show for ITV2 on Tuesday night and was in rehearsals on Monday at the London venue, giving fans a glimpse of one of her outfits.

‘Brits’mas Eve!’ 24 hours ahead of the BRIT Awards 2021, Maya Jama was like a kid at Christmas as she giddily posted to Instagram from her dressing room at The O2

At Tuesday lunchtime, admitting she’s had no sleep, the beauty was seen refreshing her visage in the back of a cab, with a 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond facemask on to refresh her skin.

‘No sleep – no problem!’ she declared, before being dropped off at swanky jewelers Bulgari to collect her diamonds for the evening.

She made a brief stop off at a petrol station en route – doubling her beauty mask up with a Covid surgical mask – before heading across London the venue.

The evening before she was seen posing in her vanity mirror after rehearsals. Maya pouted in a floral figure-hugging mini-dress, her raven locks piled up on her head in curls.

En route: At Tuesday lunchtime, admitting she's had no sleep, the beauty was seen refreshing her visage in the back of a cab, with a 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond facemask on to refresh her skin

En route: At Tuesday lunchtime, admitting she’s had no sleep, the beauty was seen refreshing her visage in the back of a cab, with a 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond facemask on to refresh her skin

'No sleep - no problem!' She used the mask to battle her sleepless night - clearly giddy about hosting one of the biggest events in the music calendar declared

Rejuvenating: The mask tones, tightens, volumises and retexturises the complexion

‘No sleep – no problem!’ She used the mask to battle her sleepless night – clearly giddy about hosting one of the biggest events in the music calendar declared

A girl's best friend! She was dropped off at swanky jewelers Bulgari to collect her diamonds for the evening

A girl’s best friend! She was dropped off at swanky jewelers Bulgari to collect her diamonds for the evening

Pit stop! She made a brief stop off at a petrol station en route - doubling her beauty mask up with a Covid surgical mask - before heading across London the venue

Pit stop! She made a brief stop off at a petrol station en route – doubling her beauty mask up with a Covid surgical mask – before heading across London the venue

Tease: She gave fans a look at her fresh manicure as she rested her hand on her lap, showing off her pins in her short skirt

Tease: She gave fans a look at her fresh manicure as she rested her hand on her lap, showing off her pins in her short skirt 

The Glow Up hostess boasted a flawlessly glam make-up look as she pored over the script ahead of the big night.

She shared further snaps of herself strutting down the corridor outside her dressing room, as well as a plethora of flower bouquets that had been delivered to her.

She gave fans a look at her fresh manicure as she rested her hand on her lap, showing off her pins in her short skirt.

Maya also teased the sign on her dressing room door – ensuring everything was Covid protected.

Here she is: The presenter, 26, will be co-hosting the backstage show for ITV2 on Tuesday night and was in rehearsals on Monday at the London venue, giving fans a glimpse of one of her outfits

Werk it! She was seen strutting down the corridor outside her dressing room

Werk it! She was seen strutting down the corridor outside her dressing room

She captioned her post: ‘T’was the night before Brits‘mas lol (sounded good in my head) but I can not wait for tomoroooo… My first ever time doing the backstage TV show for ITV2 (at 7pm) & the return of my favourite award show everrrrr! Here’s a peak at one of the looks Thankyou [sic].’

Maya joins Clara Amfo as the backstage hosts for this year’s BRIT Awards.

The presenter and DJ, 36, are teaming up to present all the behind-the-scenes goings on, broadcast on ITV2 and ITV Hub when the awards ceremony kicks off at 7pm.

Both broadcasters are part of the BRITs’ family, as Clara has hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the last four years, while Maya hosted the BRITs’ Facebook live stream from the red carpet in 2017. 

Flower power: She shared further snaps of a plethora of flower bouquets delivered to her

Flower power: She shared further snaps of a plethora of flower bouquets delivered to her

Safety measures: She also teased the sign on her dressing room door - ensuring everything was Covid -protected

Safety measures: She also teased the sign on her dressing room door – ensuring everything was Covid -protected

Coming up: The Glow Up boasted a lawlessly glam make-up look as she pored over the script ahead of the big night

Coming up: The Glow Up boasted a lawlessly glam make-up look as she pored over the script ahead of the big night

The main show is once again being hosted by Jack Whitehall. 

He said: ‘Back in a room with music and songs. We’re putting on a show with key workers in the audience, people who most deserve a night to let their hair down. It will be very special – we will have heroes in the room.’

Revealing how he plans to psych himself up for the show, he joked: ‘Yes it’s back on the Hollywood diet for me in the run up to The BRITs, having let myself go during lockdown..’ 

Experienced: Clara has hosted the BRITs Red Carpet show for the last four years

One to watch: Clara Amfo will co-host this year’s BRIT Awards backstage show, alongside Maya

Excited: The ceremony will be hosted by Jack for the fourth year running, and said of his gig: 'I am very excited, it'll be a significant moment'

Excited: The ceremony will be hosted by Jack for the fourth year running, and said of his gig: ‘I am very excited, it’ll be a significant moment’

The show is set to award Taylor Swift – who will make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony on Tuesday. 

The 11-time Grammy Award winner, 31, will join former winners Elton John, Robbie Williams and David Bowie in being given with the award in recognition of her impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date. 

In numbers provided by Official Charts Company, Taylor is the UK’s biggest selling artist of the year to date in 2021 and has sold over 114m albums worldwide with total global audio + video streams reaching 78b.

Awarded! Taylor Swift is set to make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony on Tuesday (pictured in 2019)

Awarded! Taylor Swift is set to make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony on Tuesday (pictured in 2019)

Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums – Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation – sell over one million copies in their week of release.   

She is also the only artist to have nine albums each sell at least half a million copies in a single week, with Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover, folklore, evermore, Fearless (Taylor’s Version).

Taylor is nominated for a second BRIT award this year for International Female Solo Artist, her sixth BRIT nomination to date. 

The Icon gong is the highest accolade given and is reserved for truly exceptional artists – following on from Elton, Robbie and David. 

A BRIT of fun! This year¿s BRITs take place at The O2 Arena on Tuesday, exclusively broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub and hosted by Jack Whitehall

A BRIT of fun! This year’s BRITs take place at The O2 Arena on Tuesday, exclusively broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub and hosted by Jack Whitehall

Winner: Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums - Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation - sell over one million copies in their week of release (pictured in 2019)

Winner: Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums – Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation – sell over one million copies in their week of release (pictured in 2019)

Nominations were unveiled in March, with Celeste, Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and Young T & Bugsey joining Arlo Parks in receiving three nominations each, and Jessie Ware, J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey up for two awards as with Headie One.

Confirmed to perform on the show are: Arlo Parks, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Griff – this year’s Rising Star award winner – Headie One, Olivia Rodrigo, and Rag’n’Bone Man & P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir. 

BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS 2021

 FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS

CELESTE 

DUA LIPA 

JESSIE WARE 

 LIANNE LA HAVAS

MALE SOLO ARTIST 

AJ TRACEY

HEADIE ONE 

J HUS 

JOEL CORRY 

YUNGBLUD

BRITISH GROUP 

BICEP

BIFFY CLYRO 

LITTLE MIX 

THE 1975 

 YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITs RISING STAR 

GRIFF WARNER (Winner

PA SALIEU

RINA SAWAYAMA 

MASTERCARD ALBUM 

ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS 

CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE 

DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA 

J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY

JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

BTS 

 D.C. PARTISAN 

FOO FIGHTERS 

HAIM POLYDOR,

RUN THE JEWELS

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS 

BICEP 

CELESTE 

JOEL CORRY 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITISH SINGLE

 220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE

 AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN 

 DUA LIPA PHYSICAL

HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR 

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT 

JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART

NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER

REGARD & RAYE SECRETS 

S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARIANA GRANDE

BILLIE EILISH 

CARDI B

MILEY CYRUS 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  

BURNA BOY 

CHILDISH GAMBINO 

TAME IMPALA FICTION

THE WEEKND

 

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