Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters are stepping in to replace Michael Buble as co-hosts of next month’s Juno Awards, the show announced Thursday.
“Third time’s a charm! And who better to share the stage with than Bryan Adams?! I’m actually really excited to be back, and looking so forward to making the 2017 Juno Awards a memorable one,” Peters said in a statement.
Adams also shared in Peters’ excitement, releasing a few word of his own: “I’m honoured to be co-hosting this year’s Juno Awards alongside Russell Peters. We have an incredible music community in Canada and this is the night we celebrate its success.”
The announcement comes as Buble continues to care for his three-year-old son, Noah, who is battling cancer.
Buble was appointed as host of the annual ceremony last fall, only weeks before the “Haven’t Met You Yet” singer revealed his son’s diagnosis to his fans, telling them that he and his wife have “always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well.”
The Vancouver native also bowed out from hosting last month’s Brit Awards to focus on his son. He soon followed the announcement with an update on Noah’s health, revealing that he was “progressing well” and “doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy.”
Peters previously hosted the Juno Awards in 2008 and 2009. Adams, meanwhile, has taken home a total of 18 Junos over the years, including statuettes for Best Artist, Best Album, and Best Single.
The Junos take place April 2 in Ottawa and will feature performances by Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Sarah McLachlan, and Arkells.