This time of year is known in showbiz circles as ‘awards season’ – with back-to-back BAFTA/Oscar/Grammy Awards all vying to hand out gongs to the same old celebrities, seemingly year after year.

Thank god, then, for the BRITs. They may be laughable at times, usually due to the hapless presenters, but they’ll never be boring.

Tom Townshend takes a look back at the most shocking moments in Brit Awards history