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Brits: Awards 2011 - Ricky's updates from the red carpet

Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Newsround's Ricky at the Brits...

The biggest bash in the British music calendar, the Brit Awards, is here - and Newsround's bringing you all the action.

Ricky's been on the red carpet at London's O2 Arena to get all the Brits gossip just for you!

He caught up with some of the biggest stars and sent regular updates to the Newsround web team.

Don't miss Newsround on Wednesday to get all the Brits news.


Ricky with Tinie Tempah at the 2011 Brit Awards at London's O2 arena

Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 7:30PM

Tinie Tempah still loves Newsround but says he didn't arrive on a bus even though he wanted to!

He's really looking forward to the show and says he'd love to a duet with Rihanna.

I'd love to have taken Chipmunk up on his offer of heading to the aftershow party, but instead I'm off to the winner's enclosure to get some post-Brits reaction from the winners.

You can find out who's won what on tomorrow's Newsround bulletins!


Ricky on the red carpet with Chipmunk at the 2011 Brit Awards at London's O2 arena

Tuesday, 6:30PM

Alesha Dixon's feet on the red carpet at the 2011 Brit Awards at the O2 arena in London
Alesha Dixon didn't let her foot operation stop her wearing these heels

Alesha Dixon's just had a foot operation so was hopping about on the red carpet in her high heels!

Chipmunk said he was going to try to smuggle me into the aftershow party - I'll let you know how I get on.

Just waiting for Tinie now.

Tinie Tempah on the Brits red carpet
Tinie Tempah on the Brits red carpet


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 6:20PM

Olly Murs says he's having a brill time. It only took him 20 minutes to get ready - probably because his mum ironed his shirt for him!

Ricky on the red carpet with Olly Murs at the 2011 Brit Awards at London's O2 arena


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 5:50PM

Eliza Doolittle says she's friends with Tinie Tempah and really hopes he wins.

She's a little bit upset not to be nominated, but is hoping for better luck next year.

Eliza Doolittle arriving at the Brit Awards 2011
Eliza Doolittle is hoping that her mate Tinie Tempah wins


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 5:45PM

Jessie J is really happy to have won a Brit but is worried she'll cry when she goes on stage to collect it!

Jessie J arriving at the Brit Awards 2011
Jessie J arriving at the Brit Awards


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 5:10PM

If you missed Ricky's live report from the red carpet on Newsround, then click play to watch it again here!

Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Watch Ricky's red carpet report


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 3:35PM

Just walking past the artists' entrance. Spotted no one yet.

Brit Awards 2011 artist entrance sign


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 3:10PM

And we are off!! The Newsround Brits 'A-Team' (that's my cameraman, producer and me) are on our way to the O2 Arena.

Tinie Tempah must be feeling pretty nervous. I've heard he might be arriving on a double decker London bus!

Tinie Tempah rehearsing for the Brit Awards 2011
Tinie Tempah rehearsing for his Brit Awards performance

Some of the other celebs will be arriving on a boat via the River Thames.

I'll be getting there in a car. Not so fancy.

Ricky on his way to the Brit Awards 2011


Ricky on the Brit Awards 2011 red carpet

Tuesday, 1:40PM

The countdown to the Brits 2011 has begun. Tonight will see Rihanna, Take That and Tinie Tempah performing on stage and of course Newsround will be there.

I'll be live on the red carpet this evening, but right now I'm getting the inside scoop. Yesterday all five members of Take That were busy rehearsing their routine.

Apparently the lads will be joined on stage with 300 dancers! Tinie Tempah and Plan B will also be raising the roof at the O2 Arena in London.

But who will bag a Brit? Tinie's got four nominations, Cheryl Cole and Take That both have two. I'll bring you all the backstage gossip and let you know who wins what. I'll be leaving the office in a minute… Brits, here I come.

Take That rehearsing for their Brit Awards performance
Take That rehearsing for their Brit Awards performance