Rita Ora and Taika Waititi to Host MTV EMAs E! News UK

Celebrity couple Rita Ora and Taika Waititi have signed up to host the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) together.

The singer, who previously hosted the awards show solo in 2017, will return to host the show with her partner, Thor: Love and Thunder filmmaker Taika.

“I’m thrilled to be hosting again, and sharing the stage with Taika makes it even more special,” Rita said in a statement. “We’ve got it all for this year’s EMAs, fun surprises, fantastic fashion, comedy and above all amazing music. We can’t wait for the public to share these moments with us.”

In a joint statement, the couple added, “We are thrilled to host this year’s MTV EMAs and celebrate the best musicians and performances from around the world. We look forward to sharing the evening with all of these talented artists.”

The annual ceremony will take place at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany on November 13. Harry Styles leads the nominees with seven and is closely followed by Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Rosalía.

“Rita Ora is a long-time MTV/EMA favorite and, along with the talented Taika Waititi, we’re absolutely certain this powerhouse duo will set the stage for an electrifying evening of global music celebration,” said Bruce Gillmer, President. Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events at Paramount, and Director of Music Content at Paramount+.

Rita started dating the New Zealand-born director in 2021 and they reportedly tied the knot earlier this year.

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