Top 5 memorable BRITs moments

The BRIT Awards are always worth a watch, especially for the screen-stealing controversial moments that often occur as a result of celebrities consuming far too much alchohol. Here are five of our favourites over the years:

5) Politician John Prescott gets a bucket of water dumped on him

When one hit wonders Chumbawamba discovered that former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was in attendance at the 1998 Brit Awards, the band decided to approach him with a bucket of cold water, before unceremoniously dumping its contents on his head.

4) Sharon Osbourne rants at a drunk Vic Reeves on stage.

At 2008's BRIT Awards the Osbourne family were given presenting duties and the whole event passed quite smoothly up until the moment when Vic Reeves came up on stage to present an award. TV star and mum of the family Sharon Osbourne thought Vic Reeves was drunk (as did most of the nation), so decided to tell him in no uncertain terms that he had to get off the stage.

3) Arctic Monkeys verbally attack BRIT School students

Few thought the Arctic Monkeys would be a band to create controversy, but they created two moments of trouble at the 2008 ceremony. Firstly they turned up to the event in country hunting gear, not endearing themselves to those are who opposed to hunting and secondly they decided to launch a sarcastic verbal attack against the BRIT School when receiving their award for Best British album.

2) Robbie Williams tells Liam Gallagher he wants to fight him

“So, anybody like to see me fight Liam? Would you pay to come and see it? Liam, a hundred grand of your money and a hundred grand of my money. We'll get in a ring and we'll have a fight and you can all watch it on TV.” - Robbie Wiliams at the Brit Awards in 2000.

Alas, the fight never took place.

1) Jarvis Cocker invades Michael Jackson's stage performance

At the 1996 awards Michael performed a powerful rendition of his hit 'Earth Song'. Jarvis Cocker from big 90s band Pulp objected to the performance by getting up on stage, before pretending to moon the crowd.