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Brits Awards 2004: In quotes
The 2004 Brit Awards have honoured the best of British and international talent. Here are the best quotes from the ceremony.


Justin Timberlake at he Brit Awards
Justin Timberlake received two awards and presented one
"Booze is back! Rock and roll is back!"
Ceremony host Cat Deeley.

"If you remember the original version of this song, it's probably a good idea to let your kids get a better view of the telly."
Deeley introducing Busted's version of Teenage Kicks.

"We should thank our collective parents for bestowing on us the gift of rock."
The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.

"Daniel, are you there?"
Cat Deeley trying to make phone contact with best British male winner Daniel Bedingfield, who is in New Zealand.

"I can't hear a single word you're saying. I just want to say thank you. Can I do that?"
Bedingfield's reply after several attempts.

"They say that all good things come to those who wait - well, this collaboration is worth its weight in gold."
Deeley introducing Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott.

"We've been watching this show backstage and this is the greatest Brits ever so far."
Commercial radio DJ Neil "Dr" Fox presenting best British single.

"I'm sitting backstage - it's rubbish. I've got to look at Dr Fox's fat face all night. No food, no booze, no birds - it's rubbish."
BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles presenting British breakthrough.

"I think I speak for everyone when I say we are a fan."
Justin Timberlake presenting outstanding contribution award to Duran Duran.

"By presenting us with this award you have validated us. You have also honoured us with a place alongside those who first inspired us."
Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon.

"This is only my first record so you guys stick with me, we've got depression and drug addiction to go through."
Timberlake accepting the best international album award.



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