The BRIT Awards has launched season two of its branded podcast The Red Carpet Treatment, in partnership with Mastercard.
The second season is hosted by actor, presenter, and one half of hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens, after he appeared as a guest in the debut series. He replaces YouTuber Nella Rose who hosted the first season last year.
“I'm so happy to be handing over the reins to my wonderful friend Jordan Stephens,” said Rose. “Not only is he the perfect man for the job, I just KNOW that the vibes he brings will be EPIC! Can't wait to watch and listen!”
“I’m picky with what I present, but I couldn’t say no to The BRITs,” said Stephens. “Great legacy, great team. I get to chat with friends and make new ones. Got my dogs with me too. Happy days!”
Each episode sees Stephens speaking to a range of music and entertainment guests about their experience attending the BRITs, as well as their career and personal growth. Guests this season include Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts who makes an appearance in the first episode, as well as singers Olivia Dean, Mae Muller, James Bay, James Arthur and Mimi Webb, and broadcasters Clara Amfo and Fleur East.
The podcast, produced by S:E Creative Studio, is launching ahead of the upcoming BRIT Awards 2024 in February, following the success of its debut in November last year. Previous guests included chart-topping artist RAYE and DJ Joel Correy. It’s available in both audio format across all podcast platforms as well as in video form on The BRITs YouTube channel.
Mastercard has been a headline sponsor for The BRITs for over 25 years and has launched numerous podcasts with the brand. This includes its first official podcast as part of the partnership, BRITs Top Table with Mastercard, hosted by comedian and broadcaster Sideman, and comedian and screenwriter Munya Chawawa.
Other branded podcasts from Mastercard include Inner Circle which covers the trends, topics and tech driving payments innovation in Asia Pacific, and Fortune Favors the Bold, which takes on financial questions from real people.