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Brit Awards 2021 – live: How to watch the Brits as Dua Lipa and Coldplay get ready to perform

The Brit Awards are well underway, with the ceremony marking the first live large-scale indoor event since March last year.

It got off to a spectacular start with a Line of Duty skit from Jack Whitehall, plus dazzling live performances from Coldplay, Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, and Elton John and Olly Alexander.

The event is being held at the O2 Arena and will include live performances from Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk. Jack Whitehall is returning as the show’s host.

Picking up awards were artists including Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Arlo Parks, Harry Styles, The Weeknd and Billie Eilish. Taylor Swift was also honoured with the Global Icon award, which she accepted in person.

To watch from home, you can tune in from 8pm (UK time) to the Brit Awards YouTube channel, or watch from ITV and ITV Hub.

Follow the liveblog below

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Dua Lipa really going hard at the government in her acceptance speeches. Here’s what she said to Boris Johnson about the NHS payrise:

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Final award of the night, the big one. The Brit Award for Best Album goes to…

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia!

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We’re almost at the end of what has been a wonderful, fast-paced ceremony. I hope you’ve all enjoyed our coverage! Thanks so much for following.

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Beautiful speech from Taylor Swift that thanks the NHS, her longterm partner Joe Alwyn, her management, her friends and family, and her musical collaborators.

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Maisie Williams is presenting Taylor Swift with the Global Icon award. We’re getting a reel of some of her biggest moments throughout her career to date, as a voiceover from Jack Whitehall dubs her a “creative visionary” and “an artist of her generation”. Also featuring testimony from Swift’s peers and friends, including Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran.

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Classic Brits: A really powerful and politically relevant performance from Headie One and AJ Tracey… muted by ITV.

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You can check out the full list of winners so far here:

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Harry Styles wins Best British Single for “Watermelon Sugar”, battling off a bunch of fierce competition including Dua Lipa.

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Next up is Best British Single…

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Wonderful performance from Griff and, I think, possibly the first time God has been thanked in the ceremony’s history? I could be wrong, but traditionally it’s a very American thing to do at awards shows.

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