The Masked Singer’s Joel Dommett returns to host the National Television Awards at Wembley Arena

FOLLOWING the success of his hosting debut at the National Television Awards last year, Joel Dommett returns for a second run.

The Masked Singer presenter has been booked for the glitzy September 15 ceremony.

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Joel Dommett returns to host the National Television Awards for the second consecutive year1 credit

For the first time in NTA history, the event, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will be held outside the O2 Arena in London.

It will now take place at the OVO Arena at Wembley in the capital.

Speaking about his return as host, Joel, 36, said: “I’m so happy to have been invited back.

“There’s been some great TV already this year, so I can’t wait to see which shows viewers choose as winners.

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“Plus, I’ve always wanted to shout the immortal words ‘Hello, Wembley!'”

Like last year, when HRVY and JLS performed live, NTA organizers are lining up another live performer for the party – along with other surprise guests to entertain the crowd.

And insiders said even more categories are going to be added this year in a bid to celebrate even more big TV in the country.

Previously, Dermot O’Leary hosted the annual ceremony before handing over the reins to David Walliams.

Insiders said Joel was asked to return after his first time in the role received rave reviews.

A source said: “Joel was absolutely fantastic at NTAs last year.

“It was a no-brainer to have him back on board and the organizers were delighted that he was able to make an appointment.

“He was given carte blanche with his opening monologue so fans can expect some pretty close-to-the-wire jokes.

“Joel is an absolute pro and knows exactly what pushes audience buttons.

“He can’t wait to get on stage.”

Tickets will go on sale to the public on nationaltvawards.com on Friday.

Last year, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly stole the show after winning the best presenter gong for the twentieth time.

The Geordie duo have won the award every year for the past decade.

In an emotional speech last year, Ant told the crowd: “We were talking in the car coming here and the first year we won a national television award, Tony Blair was the Prime Minister and Newcastle United s qualified for the Champions League.

“It just shows how long it was!

“I’m shaking. It’s really, really special, you have no idea how special it is.

Dec added: “When you get to 20 you can’t help but stop and look back at the first time we were given one in 2001.

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“So many things have changed in our lives since then, but the one that hasn’t changed is that you take time year after year to vote for us and settle here.

“We are so honoured, humbled and grateful. As Ant said, it means the absolute world.

The Masked Singer presenter, pictured with model wife Hannah Cooper, will host the ceremony at OVO Wembley Arena in London

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The Masked Singer presenter, pictured with model wife Hannah Cooper, will host the ceremony at OVO Wembley Arena in LondonCredit: Splash

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