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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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The Brits – back to their chaotic best

In case you hadn’t noticed it, we’re deep into the awards season now.

We’ve had the Grammys and the Baftas, the Oscars are just round the corner and this week it was the turn of the Brits.

The wonderful Brits. The award ceremony that just keeps giving.

It never fails to disappoint as it provides cock-up and chaos on a grand scale and this year’s show was right up there with some of the best/worst.

In the past we’ve had the disastrous pairing of Page 3 poppet Sam Fox and 8ft-tall Mick Fleetwood. Or Michael Jackson’s ‘Jesus’ show with all the children that sparked Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker to climb on stage and bare his bum. Then there was the never-to-be forgotten soaking of John Prescott by Chumbawumba.

Happy days.

More recently, the show has become a bit boring, almost slick.

Last year, Adele’s showstopping version of her hit Someone Like You even became a worldwide internet hit.

But this year we were back on true cock-up form.

As well as people walking between host James Corden and the camera as he addressed the TV audience, he carried out embarrassing interviews with guests while tubby middle-aged industry big wigs waved to the camera from behind the host.

Rihanna provided a bizarre version of her hit We Found Love backed by a load of painters and decorators and then there was the ridiculous foul-up with Adele.

After trumpeting the Best Album award as the biggest and most important all night, she was given just 11 seconds at the end of the show to make her acceptance speech before being cut off by Corden so we could listen to Blur.

It’s not right that the biggest-selling British artist this century, who has picked up six Grammys in the US last week, and who has performed live in the show, should be hooked off after being awarded the biggest prize of the night.

Surely we could have had less Blur or delayed going to the 10 o’clock news, which regularly happens when football matches are screened.

Needless to say, Adele was not impressed with the organisers.

I doubt if she’ll be appearing next year, even if she does win an award.

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