Brits 2013 official date announced: James Corden to host again. And Grimmy's doing the noms!

We're already starting to get worried about what we're going to do when all this Christmas shenanigans are over.

But with the first 2013 Brit Awards details landing on our desks this morning, we've remembered - AWARDS SEASON!

The biggest night in British music is back - and today the official date was confirmed as Wednesday February 20. Diarise immediately.

As well as the date, comedian James Corden has also been revealed as hosting the ceremony - AGAIN.

The funnyman, who's best buds with One Direction, will take charge of proceedings for the fourth time this year.

With the whole Adele-gate happening at the 2012 ceremony (remember, her winner's speech was cut short in all manner of awkward moments?), we wonder what Corders will have in store for us this year.

Meanwhile Nick Grimshaw will host the nominations ceremony, which is set for January 20 at the swanky Savoy in London.

Also revealed this morning is that controversial artist Damien Hirst is designing the statue this year. 

He takes over the baton from Sir Peter Blake, who did last year, and Vivienne Westwood who did 2011.

Damien Hirst is famous for making weird creations like dead cows with flies swarming around them in plastic boxes, so we only hope he doesn't try something like that for the gongs.