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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Brits winner Adele left speechless

Adele gestures after collecting her award for Album of the Year during the Brits
Adele gestures after collecting her award for Album of the Year during the Brits
Adele won two Brits, but had her big moment cut short
Adele accepts her Best Album Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Christina Perri attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Christina Perri attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Emelie Sande attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
L-R Dave Rowntree, Damon Albarn, Alex James and Graham Coxon of Blur attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jordan 'Rizzle' Stephens and Harley 'Sylvester' Alexander-Sule of Rizzle Kicks attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Katie Melua and James Toseland attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Laura Whitmore attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Florence Welch attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Noel Gallagher performs at rehearsals for The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Florence Welch performs at rehearsals for The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Florence Welch performs at rehearsals for The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Florence Welch performs at rehearsals for The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jessie J attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jessie Wood and Fearne Cotton attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Dizzee Rascal attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Fearne Cotton attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Huey Morgan and Jo Whiley attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jo Whiley attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Abbey Clancey attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
James Corden attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Caroline Flack attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Olly Murs attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Cher Lloyd attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Paloma Faith attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Rihanna attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Will.i.am arrives for the BRIT Music Awards
Victoria Justice attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Dame Kelly Holmes attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Yasmin attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Amanda Reifer of Cover Drive attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
L-R Pete Turner, Mark Potter, Craig Potter, Guy Garvey and Richard Jupp of Elbow attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Example attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
L-R Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirwell of Little Mix attend The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Marcus Collins attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Pixie Lott attends The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Chris Martin and Noel Gallagher perform at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna accepts her Best International Female Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Bruno Mars accepts his Best International Male Award from Jessie J at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Bruno Mars accepts his Best International Male Award from Jessie J at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Olly Murs performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Olly Murs performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Adele accepts her Best British Female Award from Kylie Minogue at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Will Champion of Coldplay perform at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rihanna performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Brian May and Roger Taylor onstage at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Cesc Fabregas and Nicole Scherzinger onstage at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Cesc Fabregas and Nicole Scherzinger onstage at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Bruno Mars performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Will Champion of Coldplay accept their Best British Band Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jenson Button at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Tinie Tempah onstage at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Emeli Sande in the press room with her Critics Choice Award at the 2012 Brit Awards at The O2 Arena, London
Adele collects the British Female Solo Artist award on stage during the 2012 Brit awards at The O2 Arena, London
Lana Del Rey accepts her Best International Breakthrough Artist Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England
Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree and Alex James of Blur accept their Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England
Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree and Alex James of Blur accept their Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Adele and James Corden onstage at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Damon Albarn of Blur performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
George Michael onstage at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
George Michael presents Adele with her Best Album Award at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

The organisers of the Brits have apologised to Adele after she was unceremoniously forced to cut short her acceptance speech for the top gong at this year's awards.

The record-breaking singer landed two trophies at the glitzy event when she collected the best British female award as well as the big title of the night, best album, for 21.

But a rambling acceptance speech by earlier outstanding contribution award winner Damon Albarn of Blur meant she was barely able to deliver a speech and she gestured with her middle finger in frustration on-stage.

Adele, 23, said the insult was aimed at "the suits", after show host James Corden interrupted her to wind up her words.

Following the ceremony at London's O2 area, the show's organisers released a statement saying: "We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short due to the live show over running.

"We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night's biggest award, that tops off what's been an incredible year for her."

Adele's success followed a colossal win at the Grammys a little over a week ago when she was the toast of the music world with six trophies.

As she collected the best album prize for 21 - which has sold almost four million copies in the UK - the breathless star gushed: "Nothing makes me prouder, yeah, than coming home with six Grammys, then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year.

"I am so so proud to be British and to be flying the flag and to be in the same room as all of you."

But seconds later Corden had to apologise as he forced her triumphant speech to end in a whimper. The star - who made a show-stopping comeback performance with hit Rolling In The Deep earlier in the show - then made her rude gesture.

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