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Brit Awards 2007: In quotes
Some of the biggest names in music have celebrated the past year's best sounds at the Brit Awards in London.

Here are some of the most memorable quotes from the Earls Court ceremony.

James Morrison with his Brit Award
James Morrison was named best British male
James Morrison, best British male: "Less than two years ago I was cleaning vans for a living so it's not worked out too badly has it?"

Liam Gallagher, Oasis, lifetime achievement award: "Seeing that we don't get nominated for this any more, I suppose it will have to do."

Jason Orange, Take That, best British single: "The first time Take That happened I cut my dad out of the picture for whatever reason. But he's here tonight. Love you."

Host Russell Brand on Robbie Williams: "Get well England's rose, one day at a time old bean. Oh those drugs, they're everywhere."

Nelly Furtado, best international female: "God I'm excited, I'm thrilled, I can't wait to put him on my mantle - or her - I can't tell. But I've always wanted one of these. Seriously."

Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys, best British band: "Thank you for presenting us with this most prestigious award. It means a great deal considering the competition and we express our deepest apologies for our absence tonight."

Matt Bellamy, Muse, best British live act: "Thanks to our girlfriends for putting up with our schedules. Happy Valentines Day."

John Fratelli, The Fratellis, after being sprayed with champagne on winning best British breakthrough act: "This was a really nice dry suit about two seconds ago."


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