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LIVE updates from The BRIT Awards 2017

The BIGGEST night in the British music industry is taking place at London’s O2 this evening and Yahoo Celeb is reporting live from the heart of the prestigous ceremony to bring you all of the action as it happens!!!

Will The 2017 BRIT Awards see Beyoncé beat her sister Solange in the Best International Female category? Can Craig David make history and scoop the Best Solo Male Artist 16 years after he first won the prize?

Obviously we are so excited to see Little Mix lead the pack in three categories alongside Grime star Skepta and we already know that Robbie Williams has been honoured with the Icon Award, while performances tonight come from Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Little Mix.

Enjoy our updates and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for live pictures from inside the O2!

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9:50pm BRIT ICON Robbie Williams takes to the stage and everyone’s dancing! GO ON ROBBIE!

9:44pm The arena has gone silent for DAVID BOWIE’s son Duncan to speak.

He said: “I lost my dad last year but I also became a dad. And I was spending a lot of time trying to work out what would I want my son to know about his grandad?

“It would be the same thing that his fans have taken over the last 50 years.

“He’s been there supporting people who are a little big strange and a little bit weird. He’s always been there. This award is for the kooks, and all the people that made the kooks. Thanks BRITS.”

9:43pm Noel gallagher announces DAVID BOWIE wins Best Album for BLACKSTAR and Bowie’s son Duncan Jones takes the stage.

9.29pm Liam Payne accepts one directions best artist video of the year award for history and reassures fans 1D will be back.

9.19pm Chris Martin was ambushed by fans as he jumps into the crowd during surprise performance!

9:11pm International Female Artist goes to BEYONCE International group prize awarded to A Tribe Called Quest and DRAKE scoops International MaLe Artist!!!

9.02pm ADELE apologises for not being here to accept the Global Success Award and jokes that she is ‘somewhere dry’ instead.

8.52pm LITTLE MIX JUST WON THEIR FIRST EVER BRIT FOR SHOUT OUT TO MY EX

The girls cheekily thank their exes for earning them a Brit!

8:40pm CHRIS MARTIN has been chosen to perform a moving tribute to George Michael.

8.35pm George Michael’s WHAM co-star pays touching tribute, remembering the late star’s glittering career.

8.22pm OMG DERMOT IS SITTING WITH ED SHEERAN.

8.17pm Emma Willis bigs up husband Matt as she reminds Dermot that Busted once won British Breakthrough – ah the good old days!!

8.12pm Emma Willis continues to tease Ed Sheeran’s special guest – WHO COULD IT BE??

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8.06pm The crowd go crazy as the late, great David Bowie wins British Male Solo Artist.

8.05pm OMG The crowd are fuming that Emma introduced Zane Lowe to the stage and not Zayn Malik – so close yet so far!

7.56pm The 1975 win Best British Group! Frontman Matt Healy is overwhelmed and admits the win is very “moving”.

7.42pm David Tennant announces that Emeli Sande is the winner of British Solo Artist. The star brougt her sister Lucy up to accept the award, saying that she wouldn’t be here without her! Awwww

7.38pm Emma Willis and Dermot O’Leary take to the stage as this year’s hosts and pay touching tribute to originals Brits 2017 host Michael Buble and his son, Noah.

Little Mix LIVE at The Brits
Little Mix LIVE at The Brits

7.32pm LITTLE MIX are driving the crowd wild as they open the ceremony in style with their huge 2016 single SHout Out To My Ex.

7.18pm The celebs and guests are being told the house rules – no chatting on the phone!