British TV legend Stephen Fry is to host the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards.
Fry presented the annual awards ceremony between 2000-2006 before being replaced by Jonathan Ross.
However the BBC has confirmed the much-loved comedian, writer and presenter will return when next year’s ceremony is broadcast on 12th February.
Commenting on his return, Fry said: “I had a marvellous time presenting the Film Awards for the first six years of the century.
“Hard as it may be for some characteristically sceptical Britons to believe, the BAFTAs have real kudos, reputation and cachet all over the world of film-making and I, old as I am, never cease to be shamelessly glamorised by the sight of so many legendary names who come every year as nominees and presenters.”
BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry says: “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Stephen back to host the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012.
“Stephen’s love of cinema, his keen sense of fun and his characteristic panache will be a huge draw for the biggest film night of 2012.