Hugh Jackman and The Greatest Showman to open the BRITs

11 February 2019, 13:47 | Updated: 11 February 2019, 14:07

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'The Greatest Showman' Japan Premiere. Picture: Getty

By Elizabeth Davis

Hugh Jackman, who plays PT Barnum in the blockbuster musical, announced on Twitter that he and the cast would be opening the BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards 2019 take place at London's O2 on 20 February and now Hugh Jackman has let the (big) cat out of the bag and announced that he and the cast will be opening the show.

In a video on Twitter Jackman says to himself "Don't tell anybody, don't tell anybody" before blurting out to his fellow performers "we're opening the BRITs… I didn't tell you that, I didn't tell you anything".

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The Greatest Showman was the best-selling record of 2018 in the UK and was at the top of the album charts for 11 consecutive weeks, although the album isn't nominated for any of the night's awards.

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The video on Twitter suggests that the cast will be performing the first song from the film and the album, The Greatest Show.

Other artists performing at the ceremony include Little Mix, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa and Pink. Jack Whitehall will host the ceremony which will be broadcast live on ITV.