20:16 James Corden took a break from the stage to chat to the not-yet drunk One Direction. Later 1D are performing their single for Comic Relief, which is currently number one in an amazing 63 countries. James also questioned Harry on which older member of the music industry he has his eye on.
20:14 Taylor Swift presented the first award for British Female Solo Artist to Emilee Sandae, who is nominated for not one, not two, but THREE awards tonight. She accepted with a short but sweet acceptance speech.
20:12 A light-flashing, music-screeching, sound-breaking opening to the Brits by Muse, a high standard has indeed been set for the rest of the performances of the show from Mumford & Sons Emeli Sandae, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams and more. James Corden introduced the wonderfully designed 2013 Brit award, by Damian Hirst.
20:04 Pleased to see that James Corden is well enough to present! Listning to an interview with him on radio 2 this morning it seemed like he was ill.
20:00 Make sure you don't miss the start of the Brits by tuning into ITV now!
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