Horrors’ Faris Badwan sends stripping impersonator to present award to Jamie T at NME Awards

Badwan presented Jamie T with the award for Best Video alongside Rachel Zeffira

Faris Badwan of The Horrors sent a lookalike to take his place on stage at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, who then stripped down to his boxer shorts and ran off the stage.

Badwan was due to present Jamie T with the award for Best Video for ‘Zombie’. He appeared to walk towards the stage with his Cat’s Eyes bandmate Rachel Zeffira, but it soon transpired that it was an impersonator beneath the black fur coat. The unidentified man then stripped down to his boxer shorts and ran off the stage. Badwan stood at the back of the hall laughing as Zeffira and the impersonator presented the prize to Jamie T for his ‘Zombie’ video.

Presenter Huw Stephens said: “He really is a bad man.”

Jamie T won three awards at tonight’s NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

The solo singer songwriter won the prize for Music Moment of the Year for his 2014 comeback, in addition to winning Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Best Video for ‘Zombie’ earlier in the evening. Jamie T returned last year after an absence of almost five years, to release his acclaimed third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’.

Jamie T was handed the award for Music Moment of the Year by Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine, and dedicated it to his friend Rob Skipper of The Holloways, who passed away last year. “Thank you very much,” he said. “Thank you all my friends in bands and music who have been supportive and helped me through the years. I lost a friend of mine this year – Rob Skipper. I’d like to dedicate this award to him.”

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Before the award was given, The Vaccines performed ‘Dream Lover’ live, a song taken from their forthcoming third album ‘English Graffiti’.

Earlier in the evening Foo Fighters confirmed a headline slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in their acceptance speech for Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World® at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

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Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Suede receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance.

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas includes Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves. The tour begins tomorrow (February 19) and tickets are available now.

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