Russell Brand to host 2012 MTV Movie Awards

This year’s MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Hollywood will be hosted by Russell Brand, according to MTV news. The risqué comedian has said that the show will be packed full of fun and action. The awards are being held on Sunday, June 3rd and with Brand at the helm it is surely unmissable.

Jesse Ignjatovic, executive producer of the awards show, is delighted with the choice of Brand as host. He says that Brand, 36, is perfect for the job and that he is one of the best stand-up comedians he has seen. Brand is notorious for his near-the-mark sense of humour and, indeed, there have been times when he has stepped over the mark. But he has a big following and he will be a popular choice especially among the younger fans.

He split up with his wife, the American pop singer Katy Perry, last year. The marriage had lasted only 14 months and the singer is now apparently dating Robert Ackroyd, guitarist with Florence and The Machine. Russell, who is also starring in the upcoming film, Rock of Ages, recently verbally laid into a heckler at one of his shows, who had shouted out his ex-wife’s name.

It is thought that this year’s MTV Movie Awards will have two main contenders. There is the smash-hit comedy, Bridesmaids and the blockbuster film, The Hunger Games. They both have eight nominations. Among those already confirmed to be giving out awards are Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Mila Kunis.