Last night saw the return of the annual celebration of the UK music scene/piss-up that is the Brit Awards.
As has often been the case with the Brits, one of the most memorable moments from the show came from an ‘unplanned’ interruption.
The ceremony was designed by Pam Hogg – one of the most famous designers in the world – but she decided to inject a little bit of awkwardness into the proceedings.
She invited along a mystery woman dressed in nothing but a see through body suit with some strategically placed patches to surprise hosts Ant and Dec while they were presenting to millions of viewers.
The presenters faces are an absolute picture as they clock the ‘stage invader’ and to be fair neither of them seem like they know quite where to look as the scantily clad woman poses between them before strutting off stage.
— Andrew Yee (@andrewyee) February 24, 2016
Over the years the Brits have been a pretty good source for embarrassing antics – who can forget Jarvis Cocker getting his arse out during Michael Jackson’s performance of Earth Song or Madonna almost coming a cropper when she took a tumble down a flight of stairs backwards during her performance.
However, there was also a more sombre moment in last night’s show as Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman led an emotional tribute to David Bowie. Lennox called Bowie, who died of cancer last month, ‘a quintessential visionary’ and ‘the ultimate iconoclast’ reports the BBC.
Oldman then accepted a Brits icon award on behalf of the singer and his family saying:
David you were mortal, but your potential was superhuman and your music lives on.
The big winner of the night was Adele as she won four prizes including best British female solo artist and best album. “To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much,” she said.
The star, who closed the show by performing When We Were Young, also received best British single and the Global Success award.
She is just unstoppable at the moment.