Best quotes from The Brits

Adele collects the Global Success Award on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Adele collects the Global Success Award on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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The Brit Awards weren’t without star slip-ups when it came to verbal elegance.

Here is a round-up of the best quotes from the evening:

:: Adele after Major Tim Peake announced her global success win from space: “Thank you, I can’t work out if I’m crying because of that video or because Tim Peake did it. My kid is going to think I’m so cool. That was really amazing ... You’re getting f*****g bored of me ... I honestly can’t tell you, I said it earlier, to come back, I got really lost for a while and I didn’t know if I’d ever come back and for you all to be so kind to me. I want to thank my manager Jonathan Dickens and ... who are amazing and I want to thank my boyfriend for supporting me. Not bad for a girl from Tottenham that don’t like flying, getting global success. And Tim Peake, I love you, I hope you’re ok and not too hungry. Bye.”

:: Justin Bieber, collecting his award for best international male solo artist: “This just shows life is a journey, everybody has their own journey, everyone has their ups and downs. I want to take this moment to thank all of my fans.”

:: Coldplay’s Chris Martin making a One Direction reference and dedicating their win to musicians in refugee camps: “What a treat from Harry, Zayn, Liam and me, Niall ... We’d like to dedicate this to all the young men and women musicians in refugee camps around the world. They could be us and we could be them, so we send them our love and thank you so much for giving us our job.”

:: Adele announces her support for Kesha: “I’d like to take a quick second to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact I’m a woman and being encouraged by it and I’d also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.”

:: Major Tim Peake’s message for Adele: “It’s a huge honour to be part of the this incredible night from up here on board the ISS. Congratulations to the incredible Adele, she’s taken the world by storm and is a huge global icon. Rest assured we’re all huge fans up here.”

:: Gary Oldman pays tribute to the late David Bowie: “Whether in music or in life, he emphasised originality, experimentation, exploration, and in his very unique way he also reminded us never to take ourselves too seriously. David was funny, hilariously so, and the laughs were many and massive and I shall miss them.”

:: Annie Lennox paying tribute to David Bowie: “For me its almost impossible to mention Bowie’s name in the past tense. Everything he represented as an artist is and will be vital and incredibly present. As a cutting edge artistic genius he continues to live on through his music. David Bowie is the deeply embedded in the heart of British culture as fixture in our collective psyche, influencing every decade from the moment he first appeared on the airwaves as Space Oddity in 1969, right up to the present day.”

:: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson talks fatherhood on the red carpet: “It’s good, it’s intense but it’s great. It’s really exciting obviously, it’s my first time away from Freddie.”

:: Simon Cowell was told to sit down as the Brits returned from the advert break. He replied: “I don’t know where I’m sitting.”

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