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BRIT Awards 2021: Pregnant Jessie Ware displays her baby bump in plunging black gown

Pregnant Jessie Ware displayed her baby bump in a plunging black gown as she hit the red carpet at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night.

The musician, 36, – who announced just last week that she is expecting her third child – looked incredible in the full-length number as she arrived at the event at the O2 in London.

Jessie exuded glamour in the flattering dress that skimmed over her growing bump which she wore under a sheer black cape tied around her neck. 

Gorgeous: Pregnant Jessie Ware displayed her baby bump in plunging black gown as she hit the red carpet at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night

The star completed her red carpet look with a pair of long black leather gloves and a black clutch bag as she posed for the cameras.    

She wore her brunette tresses in loose waves over her shoulders and opted for a full face of makeup including a slick of light pink lip and blue eyeliner. 

Jessie accessorised perfectly with dangly silver earrings and wore a statement silver bangle over her leather gloves.  

Wow: The musician, 36, - who announced just last week that she is expecting her third child - looked incredible in the full-length number as she arrived at the event at the O2 in London

Wow: The musician, 36, – who announced just last week that she is expecting her third child – looked incredible in the full-length number as she arrived at the event at the O2 in London

Jessie is nominated in the female solo artist category alongside Arlo Parks, Celeste and Dua Lipa as well as the best album category for What’s your pleasure?. 

The 2021 Brit Awards, hosted by Jack Whitehall, will mark the first major indoor music event in over a year as bosses released 2,500 free tickets to key workers. 

The Brit Awards are taking place in front of a live audience of 4,000 people at London‘s The O2 six days before the next phase of lockdown lifts. 

The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will celebrate the return to live music and nominee Dua Lipa has promised those attending that it will ‘be a night to remember’.  

Lovely: Jessie exuded glamour in the flattering dress that skimmed over her growing bump which she wore under a sheer black cape tied around her neck

Lovely: Jessie exuded glamour in the flattering dress that skimmed over her growing bump which she wore under a sheer black cape tied around her neck

Style: The star completed her red carpet look with a pair of long black leather gloves and a black clutch bag as she posed for the cameras

Style: The star completed her red carpet look with a pair of long black leather gloves and a black clutch bag as she posed for the cameras

Stunning: She wore her brunette tresses in loose waves over her shoulders

Radiant: She opted for a full face of makeup including a slick of light pink lip and blue eyeliner

Stunning: She wore her brunette tresses in loose waves over her shoulders and opted for a full face of makeup including a slick of light pink lip and blue eyeliner

Having fun: Jessie accessorised perfectly with dangly silver earrings and wore a statement silver bangle over her leather gloves

Having fun: Jessie accessorised perfectly with dangly silver earrings and wore a statement silver bangle over her leather gloves

The indoor ceremony and live show will form part of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme, and it will use enhanced testing approaches to examine how events can take place without the need for social distancing after all restrictions are lifted on June 21. 

Working closely with the Government to adhere to safety guidelines, this means The BRITs, will be the first live music show at The O2 in over a year, with 4,000 tickets being up for grabs- just one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capacity. 

The BRITs will play an important role in paving the way for the return of live music at scale as the UK emerges from the past year’s restrictions. 

Audience members will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings in the arena, but they will be required to follow existing Government guidance when travelling to the venue and adhere to rules set out by the event organisers.   

Exciting: Jessie is nominated in the female solo artist category alongside Arlo Parks, Celeste and Dua Lipa

Exciting: Jessie is nominated in the female solo artist category alongside Arlo Parks, Celeste and Dua Lipa

Finally: The 2021 Brit Awards , hosted by Jack Whitehall, will mark the first major indoor music event in over a year as bosses released 2,500 free tickets to key workers

Finally: The 2021 Brit Awards , hosted by Jack Whitehall, will mark the first major indoor music event in over a year as bosses released 2,500 free tickets to key workers

How are the BRIT Awards going ahead during the Covid pandemic?

The 2021 BRIT Awards mark the first live music event in the UK since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The indoor ceremony and live show will form part of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme.

Enhanced testing approaches will examine how events can take place without the need for social distancing after all restrictions are lifted on June 21.  

4,000 tickets were made available for the live ceremony, just one fifth of the venue’s 20,000 capacity, with 2,500 of those being given to key workers. 

The BRITs will play an important role in paving the way for the return of live music at scale as the UK emerges from the past year’s restrictions. 

Audience members will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings once seated inside the arena, though they will be required in communal areas such as the toilet or main concourse.

All attendees will be allowed to purchase alcohol and concessions once inside the O2 Arena.

Attendees will also be required to follow existing Government guidance when travelling to the venue and adhere to rules set out by the event organisers.

Among the rules, attendees must have proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue, and said test must be taken at an asymptomatic testing site within 36 hours of the ceremony.

Upon arrival at the venue, all attendess will be asked to take a PCR test, and will then take another test five days after the ceremony 

It’s hoped this will gather further evidence on the safety of indoor settings, reduced social distancing and the removal of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.

Among the rules, attendees must have proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue. 

As part of the wider scientific research on the trial events, attendees will also be asked to take a test after the event to gather further evidence on the safety of indoor settings, reduced social distancing and the removal of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings.  

The show is set to award Taylor Swift – who will make history as the first ever female to be given BRITs Global Icon Award at the ceremony. 

Event: The Brit Awards are taking place in front of a live audience of 4,000 people at London 's The O2 six days before the next phase of lockdown lifts

Event: The Brit Awards are taking place in front of a live audience of 4,000 people at London ‘s The O2 six days before the next phase of lockdown lifts

Yay! The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will celebrate the return to live music and nominee Dua Lipa has promised those attending that it will 'be a night to remember'

Yay! The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will celebrate the return to live music and nominee Dua Lipa has promised those attending that it will ‘be a night to remember’

Working the camera: Jessie had her growing baby bump on display in the stunning floor-length gown

Glowing: She looked great in the cape and dress

Working the camera: Jessie had her growing baby bump on display in the stunning floor-length gown

Precautions: Among the rules, attendees must have proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue

Precautions: Among the rules, attendees must have proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue

The 11-time Grammy Award winner, 31, will join former winners Elton John, Robbie Williams and David Bowie in being given with the award in recognition of her impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date. 

In numbers provided by Official Charts Company, Taylor is the UK’s biggest selling artist of the year to date in 2021 and has sold over 114m albums worldwide with total global audio + video streams reaching 78b. 

Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums – Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation – sell over one million copies in their week of release.   

Science: The indoor ceremony and live show will form part of the Government's scientific Events Research Programme

Science: The indoor ceremony and live show will form part of the Government’s scientific Events Research Programme

Mother-to-be: Jessie looked radiant as she posed in the flowing gown on the BRITs red carpet

Mother-to-be: Jessie looked radiant as she posed in the flowing gown on the BRITs red carpet 

She is also the only artist to have nine albums each sell at least half a million copies in a single week, with Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover, folklore, evermore, Fearless (Taylor’s Version).

Taylor is nominated for a second BRIT award this year for International Female Solo Artist, her sixth BRIT nomination to date.  

The Icon gong is the highest accolade given and is reserved for truly exceptional artists – following on from Elton, Robbie and David. 

Success: Jessie (pictured), J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey are up for two awards as with Headie One

Success: Jessie (pictured), J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey are up for two awards as with Headie One

Incredible: Jessie complimented her dramatic gown perfectly by opting for dark eye makeup

Incredible: Jessie complimented her dramatic gown perfectly by opting for dark eye makeup

Work it: Jessie is expecting her third child with husband personal trainer Sam Burrows

Love: The couple are teen sweethearts and started dating when they were still at school

Work it: Jessie is expecting her third child with husband personal trainer Sam Burrows

Star: AJ Odudu (left) interviews Jessie Ware (right) at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on Tuesday

Star: AJ Odudu (left) interviews Jessie Ware (right) at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on Tuesday

Stars: Maya Jama (left) interviews Jessie Ware (centre) and Celeste (right) in the media room during The BRIT Awards 2021

Stars: Maya Jama (left) interviews Jessie Ware (centre) and Celeste (right) in the media room during The BRIT Awards 2021

Powerful women: Jessie was sat with Celeste who is nominated in three categories tonight

Powerful women: Jessie was sat with Celeste who is nominated in three categories tonight

Nominations were unveiled in March, with Celeste, Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and Young T & Bugsey joining Arlo Parks in receiving three nominations each.

Jessie Ware, J Hus, Bicep, AJ Tracey are up for two awards as with Headie One.

Confirmed to perform on the show are: Arlo Parks, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Griff – this year’s Rising Star award winner – Headie One, Olivia Rodrigo, and Rag’n’Bone Man & P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir.  

Weather: Jessie struggled to control her flowing gown as the wind picked up while she was on the red carpet

Weather: Jessie struggled to control her flowing gown as the wind picked up while she was on the red carpet

All smiles: The artist looked like she was having a great time as she put on an animated display on the red carpet

All smiles: The artist looked like she was having a great time as she put on an animated display on the red carpet 

Chatting: Jessie stopped to be interviewed as she walked the red carpet ahead of the ceremony

Chatting: Jessie stopped to be interviewed as she walked the red carpet ahead of the ceremony

BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS 2021

FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS

CELESTE 

DUA LIPA 

JESSIE WARE 

 LIANNE LA HAVAS

MALE SOLO ARTIST 

AJ TRACEY

HEADIE ONE 

J HUS 

JOEL CORRY 

YUNGBLUD

BRITISH GROUP 

BICEP

BIFFY CLYRO 

LITTLE MIX 

THE 1975 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITs RISING STAR 

GRIFF WARNER – WINNER

PA SALIEU

RINA SAWAYAMA 

MASTERCARD ALBUM 

ARLO PARKS COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS 

CELESTE NOT YOUR MUSE 

DUA LIPA FUTURE NOSTALGIA 

J HUS BIG CONSPIRACY

JESSIE WARE WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

BTS 

D.C. PARTISAN 

FOO FIGHTERS 

HAIM POLYDOR,

RUN THE JEWELS

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 

ARLO PARKS 

BICEP 

CELESTE 

JOEL CORRY 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY

BRITISH SINGLE

220 KID & GRACEY DON’T NEED LOVE

AITCH & AJ TRACEY FT TAY KEITH RAIN 

DUA LIPA PHYSICAL

HARRY STYLES WATERMELON SUGAR 

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY AIN’T IT DIFFERENT 

JOEL CORRY FT MNEK HEAD & HEART

NATHAN DAWE FT KSI LIGHTER

REGARD & RAYE SECRETS 

S1MBA FT DTG ROVER PARLOPHONE 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY FT HEADIE ONE DON’T RUSH

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

ARIANA GRANDE

BILLIE EILISH 

CARDI B

MILEY CYRUS 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  

BURNA BOY 

CHILDISH GAMBINO 

TAME IMPALA FICTION

THE WEEKND

GLOBAL ICON

Taylor Swift 

 


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