MTV has made a surprising decision about the hosting of the upcoming Video Music Awards, set for Aug. 28. The cable network has decided to go without a host for the show, reports Billboard.
The decision came after MTV had a tough time finding an appropriate person to host the ceremony, the story reports, citing an interview with MTV executive Amy Doyle, who is producing the show.
Before the decision was made to put on the show without a host, Doyle noted, "It’s going down to the wire. Hosting is such a unique element. We feel we got it right by putting new talent on the stage like Chelsea (Handler) and Russell (Brand). We’re really challenging ourselves to find the right person so that the show feels complete."
Even though there’s no host, the show will have plenty of talent, with Adele, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne among the performers booked for the Aug. 28 show, the story notes.
The network has also scheduled two concerts in L.A. in connection with VMAs weekend, featuring acts such as Cobra Starship, Joe Jonas, Miguel, Swizz Beatz and Chiddy Bang.