MTV Europe host Katy Perry
Oct 13, 2008, 11:45 GMT
US singer Katy Perry poses for photographs in Sydney, Australia, 09 October, 2008. Perry is performing in Sydney and Melbourne as well as promoting her album One of the Boys. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY
Katy Perry "wet herself" when she was asked to host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards.
The 'I Kissed A Girl' singer will make her presenting debut at the ceremony, which takes place in Liverpool, UK, next month, and couldn't believe organisers wanted her to take on such an important role.
Katy - who is nominated for Best New Act and Most Addictive Track at the awards - said: "I was so excited when I heard that I was nominated for two awards, but when I was asked to host the show I wet myself, Fergie-style
"To follow in the footsteps of previous hosts Christina Aguilera, Tom Jones, P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg at this prestigious event is an incredible honour - do they know what they are getting into? I just hope that I don't spill my cocktail!"
Katy will be joined by her regular group of musicians, as organisers look for a "more relaxed and informal event with a musical twist" at this year's ceremony.
The band will act as the show's 'house band' for the night, taking to the stage to perform with Katy and the other performers and award presenters.
Artists just confirmed to hand out prizes include Sugababes, Solange Knowles, Grace Jones, and Travis McCoy, Gym Class Heroes singer and boyfriend of Katy.
Performers at the awards, which take place on November 6, include The Killers, Pink, Kid Rock, Duffy and Beyonce Knowles.