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Ant and Dec fear Rihanna will cancel on Brits

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Ant and Dec fear Rihanna will cancel on Brits

Brit Award hosts Ant and Dec fear Rihanna will pull out of her appearance on the show on Wednesday (24.02.16).

The presenting duo think there's a chance that the star - who turns 28 today - could be a no-show at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich after she cancelled her appearance at the Grammy Awards in LA last week because she had bronchitis and has given fans a string of bad news recently - announcing on Friday (19.02.16) that she has cancelled two UK concerts and rescheduled nine dates on her upcoming 'Anti' world tour.

Dec, 40, said: "She pulled out last year and she's pulled out of the Grammys this year.

Whilst Ant, also 40, said: "No one turns around and goes, 'We hate her because of that.' We all kinda go, 'Yeah, you're quite cool. Get to the Brits!"

Last year the 'Diamonds' hitmaker cancelled on the Brit Awards just 24 hours before the event.

And Max Lousada - who is head of the Brit - confessed he had a "sweaty moment" when he heard the 'Diamonds' hitmaker had pulled out of the Grammys appearance, but says he's trying to stay "positive".

He said: "Well, she's announced. And that's already ahead of where we were last year. All international talent has a warning flag. And the set and the ideas and the surprises look massive. So we're going into it with a positive view. Second time lucky."

A spokesman for the awards confirmed Rihanna was still due to appear, adding: "There has been no change to the line-up."

Meanwhile, the singer has struck shows in Cardiff and Sunderland on the UK leg of her tour because of: "Logistical reasons beyond the tours control."