Breakfast radio royalty unveiled as hosts for 2016 MOBO Awards

Fresh from quick-stepping and waltzing his way across the Strictly Come Dancing stage Melvin Odoom and his KISS Breakfast Show co-host Rickie Haywood-Williams are poised to take on the 21st anniversary celebrations of the EventScotland-supported MOBO Awards hosting the two-hour extravaganza, which will be broadcast live on ITV2 on Friday 4 November in Glasgow.

The award-winning radio and TV duo are already instantly recognisable as one of this generation’s broadcasting superstars. Now they set their sights on the famous MOBO Awards stage.

Rickie and Melvin said: “Glasgow are you READY??! Wait until you see what we have in store for you!  Our kilts are ironed, bagpipes tuned and dance steps fully in check. It’s going to be a night you do not want to miss!”

The hilarious dynamic duo, praised for their infectious banter, won Silver at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2009 and wasted no time in taking it further by winning Gold for Best Breakfast Show in 2012 – which is pretty much the highest prestige in the radio industry. They have also made their mark on ITV as hosts of Bang On The Money. Expect the unexpected and maximum fun with these two crowd favourites guiding you through one of UK music’s night of nights.

The 2016 MOBO Awards will feature special performances from Craig David, Laura Mvula, Chase & Status, Lady Leshurr, Wiley, Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie, Popcaan and many more.

Grime kings Skepta and Kano are both up for Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Act this year, turning this into one of the most heavily anticipated MOBO Awards results in history.

Elsewhere, will Craig David round up an incredible comeback year by taking home two more MOBO Awards? The multi-talented rapper, singer and producer is up for Best Male and Best Song. Another hugely anticipated battle lies in the coveted MOBO Best Newcomer category. Previous winners of this category such as Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J have gone from relatively unknown to global superstars!

Birmingham soul singer Laura Mvula is up for a whopping four nominations this year, including Best Female Act alongside strong contenders like Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, Katy B and Nao.

Arena and VIP tickets for the MOBO Awards are available at: www.mobo.com/tickets

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