Brit Awards 2015 as it happened: Taylor Swift wins first Brit, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran share prizes, Madonna falls over on stage

But the ceremony still played it safe at London's O2 Arena

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The Brit Awards 2015 ceremony was less dull than usual, thanks to Madonna taking an accidental tumble on stage.

While Queen Madge made headlines after tripping up on her train, the rest of the awards were rather predictable with Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith taking the most prizes.

Brits in brief

- Ed Sheeran wins British Male and British Album of the Year
- Sam Smith wins British Breakthrough and Global Success award
- Taylor Swift wins first ever Brit for International Female
- Paloma Faith wins first Brit Award on third attempt
- Pharrell Williams becomes only non-white award winner in ‘white wash’ awards

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Ant and Dec returned for the first time in 14 years to present the awards, with their heads appearing on platters in the grand opening banquet scene.

The Geordie duo divided opinion with some viewers enjoying their cheesy addition to the ceremony, while others called their presenting style cringeworthy.