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Laverne gets Blake's name wrong

Ceremony host Lauren Laverne introduced Blake as James Blunt at the Roundhouse last night, but later apologised on twitter for her slip-up.


Enfield born Blake says prize money will be put to good use

Enfield born singer and songwriter James Blake won the £20,000 prize last night Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Blake, a 25-1 outsider to win, is a Goldsmiths College music graduate who was previously nominated for the Mercury for his self-titled debut album which he recorded at his home in New Cross, south east London.

Accepting his award, he said it was "amazing" to be in the running for an award with chart veteran David Bowie.

Asked what he would spend the money on, he said: "I'll make sure it goes to some good use".

He added: "This is the first award I've ever won apart from a tennis trophy which I won when I was about 12-years-old at my school and I'll hold them in equal esteem".