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Kylie to present the Brit Awards

Kylie Minogue
Last year Kylie won best international female

Singer Kylie Minogue will present the Brit Awards alongside Gavin and Stacey stars James Corden and Mathew Horne.

Kings of Leon, Duffy, Girls Aloud and the Pet Shop Boys are among the stars who will appear on the night.

U2 will also be performing at the awards, which will be held at London's Earls Court on 18 February.

Brits committee chairman Ged Doherty said the show was going to be a "must-see event". Nominations for the awards will be announced on Tuesday.

Outstanding contribution

Mr Doherty added: "We are heading towards a truly special Brits this year".

TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton is hosting the nomination show at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London.

Among the acts tipped for success are Coldplay, who released their fourth studio album Viva la Vida or Death And All His Friends in 2008.

James Corden and Mathew Horne
James Corden and Mathew Horne are best known for starring in Gavin and Stacey

It has already been announced the Pet Shop Boys will receive the outstanding contribution to music prize.

The public will be able to vote for their favourite British single, live act and breakthrough act once the shortlist has been announced.

The best British single is decided on the night by a telephone vote which will be open during the live broadcast on ITV1.

The Brits Academy, made up of 1,000 invited music industry professionals and critics, decide on the remaining eight awards.

Last year's big winners were Take That, who scooped best live act and best British single.

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