Trevor Noah announced as host of Grammy Awards 2023 for third year running

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16 Dec 2022, 10:30

Trevor Noah announced as host of Grammy Awards 2023 for third year running

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Trevor Noah is flying the flag and fronting the Grammys 2023 for the third time in a row. The South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and TV host will be taking charge of the ceremony on February 5, at the Arena, thought to feature Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Adele at the awards bash.

The talented star, who has just recorded his final episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show after seven years, told Billboard: "I don’t think it’s normal to host it once, so I don’t have a great frame of reference for this.

"It is thrilling. For me, it’s a cheat code because I’m a fan of almost all the people who are there.

"I am 1,000% a fan, and what I love about the Grammys is that I become a fan of a new artist every single time.

"I come in and then I meet this new artist, and all of a sudden, here I am going, 'Who are the Black Pumas?’ It introduces you to music that you maybe wouldn’t have been [exposed to]."

Trevor told the Hollywood Reporter: "Some of us work on the Grammys together, some of us work on other shows that I’m producing.

"It’s almost like that moment in soccer. As a soccer player, you’ll play for your club and then you’ll play for the national team and there was always a moment where a player would retire from the national team. 

"They’d say, I’m no longer going to play at the international level, but I’ll still play for my club.

"And it’s always sad because they won’t be on the national team, but they’re still playing and they’re still playing with many of the players they know."

Talking about leaving the The Daily Show, he said: "I am grateful to you, every single one of you. I remember, when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill in the audience.

"And then, when I look at this now I don’t take it for granted, every seat that has ever been filled to watch something that I’m doing I always appreciate because I know the empty seat that sits behind it.

"Everyone who has had an opinion, people who have been kind enough and gracious enough…even if it’s a critique, it doesn’t even have to be praise.

"Even the people who hate-watch – we still got the ratings, so thank you, I’m eternally grateful to you.

"This has been an honour. Thank you."

Here's more on The Grammy Awards special which will feature the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting and the Jonas Brothers.