BRIT Awards 2022: Tom Daley turns heads in a patterned shirt and waistcoat

Tom Daley cut a typically dapper figure as he arrived at the Brit Awards at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday.

Walking the red carpet in a daring Louis Vuitton look, the 27-year-old Olympian was in his element posing for photographers.

The doting dad wore a partially unbuttoned shirt stamped with the fashion house’s staple pattern under a sleek black waistcoat.

Dapper: Tom Daley cut a typically dapper figure as he arrived at the Brit Awards at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday

Daring: Walking the red carpet in a daring Louis Vuitton look, the 27-year-old Olympian was in his element posing for photographers

Daring: Walking the red carpet in a daring Louis Vuitton look, the 27-year-old Olympian was in his element posing for photographers

He paired his tops with skinny pants and chunky boots.

Tom tied a black studded bag around his chest and wore his hair neatly styled.

He accessorized with chunky rings and two dainty chain necklaces.

It’s going to be a big night for British music, with Adele and Ed Sheeran leading the 2022 BRIT Awards nominations, with four impressive nods each.

Slick: The doting dad wore a partially unbuttoned shirt stamped with the fashion house's staple pattern under a slick black waistcoat

Slick: The doting dad wore a partially unbuttoned shirt stamped with the fashion house’s staple pattern under a slick black waistcoat

Joining Adele and Ed with four nominations are Little Simz and Dave, who, along with Sam Fender, will battle it out for the top Entertainer of the Year award at the ceremony which will air at 8pm on ITV and will be hosted by Mo Gilligan for the first time.

The ceremony, in association with Mastercard, sees the highest number of female artists nominated in over a decade, however, they still outnumber male nominees by three times.

It comes after the Brit Awards sparked controversy after scrapping male and female categories and switching to gender-neutral gongs for the first time in its history, leading naysayers to label the event ‘woke’ .

Beautiful: Ashley Roberts looked amazing in a black cut-out dress which she paired with black stilettos and sexy leather gloves

Beautiful: Ashley Roberts looked amazing in a black cut-out dress which she paired with black stilettos and sexy leather gloves

Sam Fender, Central Cee, David Guetta are up for three awards on the night, while Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X are each nominated for two awards and will face Taylor Swift for the International Artist Award. of the year. .

Elsewhere, numerous artists have been twice nominated for the 2022 ceremony, including Becky Hill, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Glass Animals, Griff, Joel Corry, Joy Crookes and KSI.

While Little Mix, Måneskin, Raye, Tom Grennan and Wolf Alice are also recognized twice.

Little Mix’s nomination comes weeks after the girls decided to take an extended break to focus on their solo endeavors, their nod being the first time they’ve been nominated as a trio since Jesy Nelson left in last December.

Musical royalty: Music stars were out in force for the 2022 Brit Awards with the Mastercard red carpet at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday (Ed Sheeran is pictured)

Musical royalty: Music stars were out in force for the 2022 Brit Awards with the Mastercard red carpet at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday (Ed Sheeran is pictured)

They hope to emulate their success from last year, where they won Best Group for the first time and also became the first girl group to do so.

Other artists hoping to win big on the night include ABBA, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Drake, Elton John, Ghetts, London Grammar and The Weeknd.

Organizers divided opinion last year, with some outraged by the decision to switch to gender-neutral gongs for the first time in its history.

Bosses said the move aimed to “be as inclusive and as relevant as possible” and allowed people to enter who do not identify as male or female.

But fans blasted the change as “woke drivel”, with many calling for a boycott of the show next year.

The 2022 Brit Awards will see contenders battle it out for Entertainer of the Year instead of Male Solo Artist and Female Solo Artist. The best international artist of the year will be used in place of the best international female or male solo artist.

Meanwhile, the Song of the Year award will recognize featured artists, rather than just lead artists or named collaborators.

Big night: It's going to be a big night for British music, with Adele and Ed Sheeran leading the 2022 BRIT Awards nominations, with four impressive nods each

Big night: It’s going to be a big night for British music, with Adele and Ed Sheeran leading the 2022 BRIT Awards nominations, with four impressive nods each

The 2022 ceremony will also include four new awards, alternative/rock act; hip-hop/grime/rap act; dance number and pop/R’n’B number.

These four new genre awards were put to a public vote on the Tik Tok app, as for the first time in the ceremony’s 45-year history, fans were able to decide the outcome. Voting closed at 6 p.m. GMT on Thursday, February 3, with users able to cast up to ten votes per category, per day.

The changes come after singer Sam Smith – who identifies as non-binary – pressured organizers to scrap the male and female categories earlier this year.

Wednesday’s ceremony will see Ed Sheeran, Liam, Adele, Dave, Little Simz and this year’s Rising Star award winner Holly Humberstone take the stage for performances.

Doja Cat had also been part of the training, but was forced to withdraw after several members of her crew tested positive for Covid.

She tweeted last week: ‘Unfortunately due to COVID cases within my squad I will no longer be playing Brits.’ It’s just not safe for us to continue rehearsing together and putting each other on in danger. I look forward to playing for my UK fans as soon as possible. Take care.’

The rap star – who received nominations for International Artist of the Year and Best International Song for her collaboration SZA Kiss Me More – herself tested positive for the virus in December.

BRIT AWARDS 2022: WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adele – WINNER

David

Ed Sheeran

Little Simz

Sam Fender

GROUP

cold game

Bloc D Europe

small mixture

London Grammar

Wolf Alice – WINNER

THE BRITISH RISING STAR

Holly Humberstone – WINNER!

Bree Track

Lola Young

SONG OF THE YEAR

A1 & D1 – Latest trends

Adele – Easy On Me – WINNER

Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember

Central Cee – Obsessed With You

Dave ft Stormzy – Clash

Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Glass Animals – Heat Waves

Joel Corry/Raye/David Guetta – Bed

KSI – Holidays

Nathan Evans/220Kid/Billen Red – Wellerman

Riton x Nightcrawlers ft. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday

Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body

Tom Grennan – A Little Love

BEST NEW ARTIST

Joy Crookes

central cee

Self love

Claw

Little Simz-WINNER

MASTERCARD ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Adele – 30- WINNER

Dave – We’re All Alone Together

Ed Sheeran-=

Little Simz – Sometimes I might be introverted

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

POP, R&B

Adele

Dua Lipa – WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Claw

Joy Crookes

DANCE

Becky Hill – WINNER

calvin harris

Fred

Joel Corry

Striped

ROCK, ALTERNATIVE

cold game

glass animals

Sam Fender – WINNER

Tom Grennan

Wolf Alice

HIP-HOP, GRIME, RAP

AJ Tracey

central cee

Dave – WINNER

Ghett

Little Simz

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

Billie Eilish – WINNER

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigue

Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

ABBA

BTS

Maneskin

Sonic Silk/Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak – WINNER

The war on drugs

BEST INTERNATIONAL SONGS

ATB / Subject / A7S – Your love (21h)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)

Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More

Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls

Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Anthem of Sorrow

Jonasu – Dark Magic

Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay

Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Lil TJ & 6lack – I call my phone

Maneskin – I want to be your slave

Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4U – WINNER

Polo G – Rapstar

Tiesto – The company

The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Inflo – WINNER

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Elizabeth J. Harless