James Corden Named BRIT Awards 2013 Host Despite Cutting Adele's Victory Speech Short

29 November 2012, 07:55 | Updated: 29 November 2012, 08:01

The comedian was left devastated earlier this year when he was forced to interrupt the 'Someone Like You' star.

Comedian and actor James Corden is set to return to the BRIT Awards next year as he resumes his hosting position for the third time.

The Gavin & Stacey star came under fire during the 2012 ceremony when he was forced to interrupt Adele's victory speech for Best Album.

The 'Rolling In The Deep' star gave a middle finger gesture to those in attendance after the incident – explaining afterwards that it was intended for the "suits" and apologisded to her fans for any offence unintentionally caused.

ITV also issued a full apology for the interruption, and James himself admitted how it was such a "shame".

"I can't believe that's what they were asking me to do. I delayed for 15 seconds. They wanted to cut her short as time was running out," he revealed. 

Last year's awards were dominated by Adele and 'Lego House' singer Ed Sheeran with One Direction, Coldplay and Bruno Mars also on the winners list.

The BRIT Awards 2013 will take place live from London's O2 Arena on 20th February.