Russell Brand is banned

Organisers of the People's Choice Awards have uninvited Russell to the ceremony.

Soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry is receiving an award at the event and bosses have nipped any potential tensions in the bud by rescinding Brand's invitation.

A source told The Mirrror: "It will be Katy’s big night, a prelude to the Grammys, and now Russell has been strangely left off the list of attendees for the high-profile event."

"It was always going to be awkward for organisers in any case after their shock decision to split. But in order to avoid any awkwardness or confrontation Russ is no longer on the list."

When the event gets underway on January 11th it will be Katy's first public appearance since Russell Brand's lawyers filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" between the pair.

Meanwhile, Katy's parents have described their daughter's impending divorce as 'a gift from god' to help them fill churches with Evangelists.