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Samantha Fox and
Mick Fleetwood


When the staid old British Record Industry Awards were relaunched as the Brits in 1989, regular host Noel Edmonds was replaced by former Page 3 girl Samantha Fox and Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood. The result was one of the most memorable awards shows - for all the wrong reasons.

Fleetwood and Fox fluffed their lines, guests arrived late and a pre-recorded message from Michael Jackson was somehow dropped from the show, even though it under-ran and a Bros video was hastily tacked onto the end of the BBC's broadcast to fill the time.

Memorable moments included Fox and Fleetwood introducing the Four Tops, only for Boy George to walk out on stage. "I'm afraid I'm just the one Top," George could only reply.

Samantha Fox insisted: "It wasn't my fault. All I had to do was learn my script."







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