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Jonathan Ross is uncertain over hosting Brit Awards

Jonathan Ross
Image caption Jonathan Ross left the BBC in July

Presenter Jonathan Ross says he has been asked to host the next Brit Awards, but is uncertain whether to accept the job.

The star told TalkSport that he saw the role as a "poison chalice", because previous hosts are always criticised.

"But I suppose, in a way, the benefit of that is that if you do it and you don't do that well, you can just say, 'well no one does'."

Comedian Peter Kay presented the ceremony last year.

The Phoenix Nights star poked fun at the stars in attendance, including Liam Gallagher, Kasabian and Jay-Z, who he called "Jason".

Ross was at the ceremony too, dressed as a rapper to present Lady Gaga with the best international female prize - an appearance for which he was ridiculed in the following day's newspapers.

The star, who left the BBC in July, was being asked about his future prospects when he revealed the Brits' approach.

"I might be doing the Brits," he said. "They've asked me to do that."

"Not sure if it works because of the dates and also it's a bit of a poison chalice."

Ross added that he was enjoying spending time at home with his children, although he has been lined up to host BBC Four's World Cinema Awards on 7 October.

Bosses at the Brits have already announced that next year's ceremony will be held at London's O2 Arena after more than a decade at Earls Court.

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