'I won't be funny because I'm no longer fat': Rebel Wilson confirms she will host the BAFTAs 2022 as she pokes fun at her 5.5 stone weight loss - and even throws a jibe at Prince Andrew
The Australian actress, 41, will front the 75th awards which will take place on March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In a statement about the news, Rebel - who recently lost 35kg - hilariously quipped 'I won't be funny because I'm no longer fat' while also joking about Prince Andrew not being able to sweat.
'I won't be funny because I'm no longer fat': Rebel Wilson has confirmed she will host the BAFTAs 2022 as she poked fun at her 5.5 stone weight loss - and even threw a jibe at Prince Andrew
Wow: Rebel has recently hit headlines for her dramatic weight loss and earlier this week revealed the very simple way she shed 5.5 stone (35kg) during her 'Year of Health' in 2020 (pictured left in 2001 and right this month)
She wrote: 'I am very honoured to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist because it will clearly have been canceled by then. It's going to be so much fun!
'I don't wanna put any pressure on this - I know I'm not going to be funny because I am no longer fat.
'And besides, I'm not going to 'sweat-it' with nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can't sweat...or cause offense to people because of my adorable Australian accent.'
Rebel's Prince Andrew jibe comes after he claimed in an interview with the BBC in 2019 that he never got sweaty on the dancefloor with sex accuser Virginia Giuffre in 2001 at a club in London because he has a condition which makes it impossible for him to perspire.
Rebel continued: 'So basically I'll just be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we'll both try and bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I do mean 'bond'.
Star: The Australian actress, 41, will front the 75th awards which will take place in March at the Royal Albert Hall
Here she is: In a statement about the news, Rebel - who recently lost 35kg - hilariously quipped 'I won't be funny because I'm no longer fat' while also joking about Prince Andrew
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Rebel Wilson has been announced as the host of this year's BAFTA's in March, and we can't think of a better person to front the glitzy do.
The actress announced the news with a snap shared to her Instagram account, wearing a navy blazer and jeans combo, with her signature tousled waves.
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'This show will be an anniversary celebration of some important British film franchises such as HARRY POTTER and not such as CATS. Everybody's going to love it, I'm sure! See you guys March 13th!'
The Baftas are set to take place on Sunday, March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall and will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Nominations are currently under wraps and will be revealed on February 3, following the EE Rising Star nominations on February 1.
Presenters: Last year's BAFTAs were hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O'Leary who had to socially distance and there was no audience in attendance
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of Bafta said: 'We are delighted to welcome Rebel Wilson as this year's host of the EE British Academy Film Awards.
'Rebel has stolen the show at several previous Film Awards, and we're hugely excited to see her bring her fantastic charisma and humour to the whole show as we celebrate the very best in film.
'We would also like to thank Edith Bowman and Dermot O'Leary who did a truly wonderful job hosting last year's ceremony in exceptionally challenging circumstances and we look forward to working with them again in the future.'
Rebel has recently hit headlines for her dramatic weight loss and earlier this week revealed the very simple way she shed 5.5 stone (35kg) during her 'Year of Health' in 2020.
Rebel said a doctor at a health retreat had advised her to take up walking, insisting it was the 'best way' for her to shed the kilos.
Ouch! Poking fun at Prince Andrew, Rebel said she has a medical condition which means she won't sweat with nerves
'The doctor said to me, 'Rebel, the best way for you to lose unwanted body fat is just simply walking,' she explained.
'Doesn't have to be high-intensity, doesn't have to be uphill, just moderate walking an hour a day. And if you can do that, for you, for your body type, it's, like, the best way to lose unwanted body fat.'
Rebel made headlines around the world after declaring 2020 her 'Year of Health', and has since lost around 35kgs.
The 75th EE British Academy Film Awards will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday, March 13.
Upcoming: Nominations are currently under wraps and will be revealed on February 3, following the EE Rising Star nominations on February 1 (pictured are last year's hosts Dermot and Edith)