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Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox's pitiful pairing (1989)

Their height disparity aside, Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox were a beyond awkward pairing in 1989 when autocue issues, announcing the wrong guests and general confusion plagued their presenting gig. The disastrous live ceremony heralded the next 18 years worth of ceremonies being pre-recorded, which is quite the legacy. (Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Brit Awards' most controversial moments

Anything could happen on live TV - and no show proves that sentiment more than the Brit Awards.

The ceremony is notorious for the - often booze-fuelled - antics of its guests and the chaos that ensues when they are allowed to be broadcast straight into the living rooms of thousands.

There have been many memorable moments from the ceremony throughout the years with most of them awkward enough to make your skin crawl without even being in the room.

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There really is no other ceremony quite the unruly music awards.