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12 important things that happened at last night's Brit Awards

Katy Perry’s house dancer, Ed Sheeran’s turtleneck and Chris Martin’s duet with George Michael.

Brit Awards 2017 - Show - London Source: Dominic Lipinski

THE BRIT AWARDS took place last night with Little Mix, David Bowie, Adele, Beyoncé and Drake among the night’s big winners.

Unfortunately many Irish viewers were precluded from watching it due to the fact that ITV is no longer available on Sky Ireland or Virgin Media.

So here’s what you missed…

1. Katy Perry performed Chained to the Rhythm and it contained a thinly veiled reference to President Donald Trump meeting Prime Minister Theresa May last month

*fire emoji*

2. Speaking of Katy Perry, one of her dancers fell off the stage

Introducing Katy Perry’s House, the new Left Shark.

During her performance of Chained to the Rhythm, Katy was surrounded by dancers dressed as little houses. Towards the end of the performance, one of the little houses accidentally stepped right off the stage.

(If you can’t see the video, please click here.)

kphouse Source: Steve Garley/Twitter

Ouch.

3.  The 1975 were caught smoking something under a table

Band member Ross McDonald shared a video of the band smoking underneath a table as awards were being presented on stage.

Just like at your Debs.

@brits LOL

A post shared by Ross MacDonald (@rass1975) on

4. Ed Sheeran wore a black turtleneck

Is it just us or does he look like kind of a British mobster in Ray Winstone’s gang?

Playing the Brit awards tonight, debut-ing something special, tune in x

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

5. Later in the night, he changed and performed Shape of You with an added verse from rapper Stormzy

Ed confirmed on Twitter that the official Stormzy remix will be released on Friday.

Source: Will CT/YouTube

6. Grime artist Skepta performed his banger Shutdown… but half of it was muted

Source: SKEPTA/YouTube

ITV censored the words “ring ring p*ssy” from his performance despite the fact that it was broadcast after the watershed.

And yet they let Dermot O’Leary away with saying “batshit crazy” earlier in the night.

Tweet by @GRM Daily Source: GRM Daily/Twitter

7.  Some viewers thought that ITV had been hacked during The 1975’s performance…

The group’s backdrop featured cutting criticisms like this leading viewers to believe there was something sinister afoot.

lines Source: Caitlin Coulter/Twitter

Tweet by @Caitlin Coulter Source: Caitlin Coulter/Twitter

(If you can’t see the video, please click here.)

But as fans of the group pointed out, the visuals are taken from their video for The Sound and were intended to be a tongue-in-cheek response to their critics.

So now. We can breathe easy.

8. Chris Martin kind of performed a duet with George Michael?

Chris Martin paid tribute to the late pop icon with a performance of A Different Corner. Midway through the song, George Michael appeared on the screen behind him and soon the pair were singing a duet.

Technology, huh?

Source: News Coldplay/YouTube

Martin’s performance, sweet and all as it was, didn’t go down well with everyone at home.

9. Drake celebrated his Best International Male Solo Artist by writing, “Winner winner Nandos chicken dinner” on Instagram

Who knew Drake was a top banter lad? #CheekyNandos #Bants #LadsLadsLads

Winner winner Nandos chicken dinner. 🙏🏽🙌🏽 Thank you!!!

A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on

10. David Bowie won two of the night’s biggest awards and his son Duncan Jones accepted Album of the Year on his behalf.

I lost my Dad last year, but I also became a Dad. I was spending a lot of time after getting over the shock trying to work out what would I want my son to know about his Grandad. And I think it would be the same thing that most of my Dad’s fans have taken over the last 50 years: he’s always been there supporting people who think they’re a little bit weird or a little bit strange or a little bit different. He’s always been there for them.
This award is for all the kooks and for all the people who make the kooks.

After the ceremony, he took to Twitter to say he had forgotten one part of the speech.

Amen.

11. Robbie Williams received a lifetime achievement award and didn’t play any of his bangers

Instead of treating us to Rock DJ or Angels or Let Me Entertain You, he performed… The Heavy Entertainment Show, I Love My Life and Mixed Signals.

COME ON, ROBBIE.

12. Little Mix won Best British Single for Shout Out To My Ex and thanked their exes for unwittingly providing them with musical inspiration

Cheers to our exes for helping us to do an amazing song. This is for you lads.

Appropriate.

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