Rihanna looks set to sit near Drake at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) tonight (06.09.12).

The pair - who were recently romantically linked to each other - have both been placed in The Front centre position in the Los Angeles Staples Center audience along with Katy Perry, who will sit directly in the middle of boy bands One Direction and The Wanted.

The male groups have been placed on opposite sides of the seating area with a whole row between them, with Pink on One Direction's side and Skrillex on The Wanted's.

But Tom Petty appears to be sitting on his own next to an empty chair, and Tyler, The Creator, will take his place behind Green Day, with Gotye due to sit next to Andy Samberg who is sitting behind.

A number of acts will perform at the show tonight including Taylor Swift, Green Day, Pink, One Direction and Lil Wayne, with Rihanna set to open the spectacle.