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'I'm going to carry on': Madonna fall closes Brits with a bang

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'I'm going to carry on': Madonna fall closes Brits with a bang

Madonna literally closed the Brit Awards with a bang.

Known for causing a stir, the global superstar took an appropriately timed, but apparently unplanned, tumble down a set of stairs – seemingly when a dancer attempted to remove her cape during a dance routine.

The fall came as she was singing the lyrics ‘I let down my guard … I’m going to carry on’ from her single ‘Living For Love’.

Credit where credit’s due: the Queen of Pop picked herself straight back up and continued with her performance. She later released a statement saying she was ‘fine’, but her cape had been too tight to remove.

It was Madonna’s first performance at the Awards in 20 years. It’s as yet unclear if she’ll be gracing that particular stage again anytime soon.

One of the stars of the night

Another star to make a sensation on the night was was four-time Grammy Award winner Sam Smith. He won the Best Breakthrough Artist and the Global Success statues, in recognition of his album sales in the UK.

‘Nicest guy in music’

Rita Ora and Orlando Bloom seemed as excited as Ed Sheeran when they named him Best Male Solo Artist.

Proclaimed ‘one of the nicest guys in music’ by Ora, Ed Sheeran also picked up the main prize, Album of the Year, for his record ‘X’.

‘A proper cup of tea’

Many Brits would have been pleased to learn that, in addition to being the ‘nice guy’ of music, Sheeran has been doing some voluntary work on the side…

He has apparently taught American Taylor Swift at least one quintessentially-British life skill.

Sheeran has been “taking me to pubs and showing me how to make a proper cup of tea,” said Swift, during her acceptance speech for Best International Female.

She dedicated the first Brit she’s won in eight years of releasing music in the UK to her friend, ‘The A Team’ singer.

In other news…

Some of the night’s other accolades went to Royal Blood, for Best British Group and Pharell Williams for Best International Male Solo Artist.

American rock band Foo Fighters were named Best International Group.