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Chris Martin considers theme park?

Chris Martin has slammed bands who sell out by joking Coldplay will open a theme park.

The rockers were named Best British Group at last night's Brit Awards in the UK and gave an interview about the award following the ceremony.

Chris admitted feeling pleased they had triumphed, but also used the opportunity to poke fun at other artists. He singled out pop act JLS, a boy band who rose to prominence after taking part in the UK version of The X Factor.

"Oh, [it means] everything," he said backstage, according to British newspaper The Mirror.

"All we want to do now is release a fragrance, open a few restaurants and open a theme park, JLS-style. We're hoping to have it tied up by 2016, look out for that."

It wasn't all about jokes though, Chris also showed off the self-depreciating nature he has become famous for.

The star insisted Coldplay were only successful last night because so many other great bands are no longer around.

The group triumphed in a category which also featured Arctic Monkeys, Chase & Status, Elbow and Kasabian.

"To be honest, most British bands have split up," Chris said. "Blur have gone, Pulp have gone, Take That are on holiday, we're the only British band left on the pitch! But we'll take that."

Coldplay performed on stage at the Brit Awards last night, wowing with an immense pyrotechnics show.

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