STRANGE BRU!

The band are to be awarded with specially made Irn-Bru bottles to celebrate Brits victory…

Franz Ferdinand are to have their own bottles of the soft drink IRN-BRU specially made to celebrate their success at last week’s BRIT AWARDS.

The band, who were also up for more awards for Best Rock Performance, Best Shortform Video for ’Take Me Out’ and Best Alternative Album at last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles (February 13), walked away with trophies for Best Rock Act and Best British Band at the Brits on Wednesday (February 9).

Now the group will be awarded special edition bottles of the fizzy drink to mark their success. Franz Ferdinand recently admitted that they all packed bottles of Irn-Bru when travelling abroad.

A spokeswoman for makers AG Barr told The Daily Record: “’As local boys, Franz Ferdinand have done phenomenally well over the last few years and, like the rest of Scotland, we were really proud when they won their well-deserved Brits.”

She added: “We knew that the band’s favourite tipple when on tour is Irn-Bru, so we decided to do something special to congratulate them. That’s how we came up with the idea of creating a celebratory Irn-Bru bottle.”

Featuring the Franz Ferdinand logo and the date of the Brits ceremony, only four copies of the bottle will be made. Company boss Robin Barr – one of only two people in the world to know the secret recipe of Irn-Bru – will also sign the traditional glass items.

A spokesman for memorabilia specialists Lothlarien, of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, said each bottle would be currently worth around £50, rising to at least £100 over the next five years.