Richard Hawley says he's got more chance of 'seeing the Queen's tits' than winning a BRIT

Singer won't be attending the awards on Wednesday as he has a gig in Bristol

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Richard Hawley has said he doesn't think he's got much chance of winning a BRIT for Best Male this week.

The singer, who has been nominated for the gong along with Ben Howard, Calvin Harris, Plan B and Olly Murs told The Sun: "The nomination is a nod to the fact I'm still around and I’m very grateful for that. But I won’t win…They’re not going to give it to some 46-year-old bloke, are they? I reckon I’ve got as much chance of winning as I have of seeing the Queen’s tits."

Hawley won't be attending the BRIT Awards show on Wednesday (February 20) because he already has a show scheduled in Bristol and won't postpone it. "They’ve asked me to go but I will not move a show if I don’t absolutely have to," he said. "It’s a thing I’ve always been strict on. When I broke my leg last year I was on stage the same night, in a wheelchair…So I won’t be moving a gig to go to the Brits."

Meanwhile, Richard Hawley is set to headline this years' Camp Bestival along with The Levellers and Labrinth. Bestival's annual, family-friendly sister event takes place from August 1-4 at Lulworth castle in Dorset. Also on the bill are Billy Bragg, The Polyphonic Spree, Tom Odell, John Cooper Clarke and others.

To check the availability of Camp Bestival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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