28/09/2012 09:44 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

Christian O'Connell to host T3 Gadget Awards 2012

The ‘Oscars of the gadget world’ draws nearer and announces its host.

Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell. Image PA

Christian O'Connell - waking you up with a smile
on your face.

Absolute Radio Breakfast Show presenter and funnyman has been revealed as the host for October's annual gadget bonanza - the T3 Gadget Awards.

Christian O'Connell has become one of the most respected and recognised people in British broadcast journalism.

Christian is the winner of thirteen prestigious Sony Radio Awards, six of which being gold, and was previously the presenter of XFM's breakfast show, before moving to Absolute Radio (then known as Virgin Radio) in 2006.

He has built on the success of the breakfast show in his own inimitable style, making it must-listen radio and one of the most popular breakfast shows in the UK.

Christian O'Connell says: "What man doesn't love a gadget? They are the new rock 'n' roll - irresistible to us all."

T3 editor, Luke Peters, says: "Having Christian as host is fantastic. As one of the UK's most respected broadcasters, it will be great to have his own unique take on the Awards. And having the newest and most innovative communication company, EE as a partner, we look forward to delivering the biggest and best awards yet."

This year's T3 Gadget Awards are held in association with Qualcomm and EE, the Awards recognise and honour the gadgets, software and personalities who have intrigued, inspired and wowed the world over the past twelve months.

EE is the company that runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK, and will be launching its new super fast 4G brand -EE - in the coming weeks.

MSN UK Tech & Gadgets was asked to sit on the prestigious voting panel for another year; in 2012 the Awards are spread over 19 categories and our nominations were the cause of much deliberation and head-scratching... We'll bring you all the winners from the Old Billingsgate venue on 8 October.

See who won in the T3 Gadget Awards 2011
On Bing: Christian O'Connell