Michael Bublé has decided to step down as host of the 2017 Juno Awards to focus on his family. Last November, the Canadian crooner announced on Facebook that his three-year-old son Noah had been diagnosed with cancer. On Thursday, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced that Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters will step up to take the reins as co-hosts of the iconic Canadian awards gala.
Adams and Peters will play host to a long list of performers, including A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Arkells, Ruth B, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Mendes, and The Strumbellas
“I’m honoured to be co-hosting this year’s Juno Awards alongside Russell Peters. We have an incredible music community in Canada and this is the night we celebrate its success,” Adams said in a statement.
“Third time’s a charm! And who better to share the stage with than Bryan Adams?! I’m actually really excited to be back, and looking so forward to making The 2017 Juno Awards a memorable one,” said Peters.
“Our thoughts continue to be with Michael – we respect his ongoing commitment to his family and look forward to working with him again in the future,” said Mike Cosentino, senior VP, content and programming at Bell Media.
“We are thrilled that his friends Bryan and Russell have stepped up to host this year’s broadcast and have no doubt they will deliver an unforgettable show,” Cosentino added.
You can catch the 2017 Juno Awards broadcast on CTV, live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. ET
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