Twins Niki and Sammy Albon will be presenting behind the scenes at the 2016 BBC Music Awards.
Speaking to TenEighty, Sammy reveals that we can expect “insight and intrigue” from their coverage, saying: “We’re going to give you a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes and what you wouldn’t normally be able to see. Dressing rooms, riders, what the awards look like, is there a unicorn in the green room?”
The pair have been given creative control, and Sammy promises that they will “do [their] best at causing chaos and micromanaging mayhem”.
— BBC Music (@bbcmusic) December 5, 2016
Compared to their previous presenting work for Stand Up To Cancer and elsewhere, Sammy describes this job as more of a “behind-the-scenes vibe” and assures us that their coverage will be “as much for the YouTube audience as it is everyone else. If you think of it as us hosting The Xtra Factor and giving you that little bit more… ‘twin’ (we promise that’s a good thing).”
The ceremony will feature a star-studded lineup of performers, including Robbie Williams, Craig David, and The 1975. When asked which musicians the pair were most looking forward to meeting, Sammy describes the line-up as “phenomenal” and says that he’s “personally hoping for a chat with both Robbie Williams (Mum’s a massive fan) and The 1975 (Niki’s a massive fan) and Emeli Sandé (Sammy’s just trash)”.
For more on YouTubers and awards, check out Carrie Fletcher’s recent WhatsOnStage nomination. Alternatively, read about Hannah Witton being named one of the BBC’s Girls’ Champions.