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Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie handed two gongs

The late David Bowie won two awards at the Brits as emotional tributes were paid to former Wham! star George Michael.

The ceremony at London's O2 arena also saw success for Little Mix, the 1975 and Emeli Sande, with performances including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Robbie Williams.

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Emotional tributes paid to George Michael at Brits

George Michael Credit: PA

Former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley, accompanied by Pepsi and Shirlie, have paid tribute to George Michael at the Brits.

Ridgeley described his friend as "a supernova in a ferment of shining stars" in an emotional speech honouring the star.

Fighting to hold back the tears Shirlie added: "George was like a brother to me. And will always be ..."

She said: "His wonderful way with words spoke to everyone. And his beautiful voice will live on forever as a gift to us all."

Coldplay's Chris Martin also played a musical tribute to Michael with a beautiful rendition of the late star's 'A Different Corner'.

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