Royal Blood to ‘cut Brit Award in half’ and share Best Group statue

This year's Brit Awards were designed by Tracey Emin

Royal Blood joked that they will have to cut their Brit Award in half following their success at the annual awards ceremony last night.

The band performed live and took home the prize for Best British Group at last night’s Brit Awards. Speaking at the winner’s conference after the ceremony finished, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher were in a celebratory mood.

“I feel pretty weird, this is weird,” said frontman Kerr. “It’s been a positive night.” Asked how they will share one statue between the two of them, drummer Thatcher replied: “We’ll probably cut it in half.”

Thatcher also explained the t-shirt he wore throughout the ceremony, emblazoned with an image from host Ant McPartlin’s past. “That’s PJ [character played by McPartlin in Byker Grove getting blinded by a paintball gun. Not a good time for anyone in television history.” Kerr, pointing at the T-shirt, added: “If anything sums up our night, it’s that.”

Royal Blood were among the artists performing on the night with Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith also playing live. Closing out the show at the awards ceremony at The O2 in London last night (February 25), Madonna was performing her new single ‘Living For Love’ when she took a fall from the stage down a flight of stairs.

Meanwhile, ITV has defended its decision to repeatedly mute Kanye West during his Brit Awards performance, stating that it is “standard practice” to protect audiences from inappropriate language.

West ran through a new track called ‘All Day’, which is to appear on his upcoming new album. However, due to a large number of curse words, much of the song was muted in the nearly-live TV coverage, leading to anger and criticism from viewers.

Other performances on the nighr came from Royal Blood, Taylor Swift, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Take That.