These two Canadian legends have stepped up to the plate to host this years 2017 Juno Awards. Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters will co-host next month, replacing Michael Bublé who is dedicating his time to his three year old son who was diagnosed with cancer. He also passed on his hosting duties for the Brit Awards last month. In his announcement he stated his son Noah was “progressing well” and “the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy.”
“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,” “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.” – Mike Cosentino, Bell Media’s senior vice-president of content and programming.
This won’t be the first time for Russell Peters who has hosted the Junos before in Calgary in 2008 and in 2009 in Vancouver. Bryan Adams on the other hand is familiar with the Junos as he is a 18-time Juno winner with multiple best artist, best album and best single trophies.
“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,” – Russell Peters
The Junos, which will be held in Ottawa on April 2, where the Canadian duo will host performances from A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Arkells, Ruth B, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Mendes, and The Strumbellas.