Justin Timberlake did as he promised and took to the Brits Awards stage for the first time in a decade, and premiered his song 'Mirrors' to boot.

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Justin Timberlake, demonstrating how to dress for dinner, if you're travelling by motor bike

JT, who was set to follow his Brits appearance with an intimate London gig, was suave and sophisticated in a modern variation on a dinner jacket and tie. The pop superstar-turned-actor-turned-singer again was clearly enjoying being back in front of a mic and hadn't forgotten how to work its stand along a stage.

He moved around the stage in smooth, suave fashion, giving a vibrant vocal performance, in perfect harmony with his backing troupe, and getting the crowd clapping as he went.

It was a grown-up Timberlake, a million miles away from the naughty boy who fulfilled a million male fantasies by grabbing Kylie's derriere in 2003, but it would have been nice to see him cut some of the moves for which he is famed.

Hopefully, he's saving them for the tour.

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    Robbie Williams presents the Global Success Award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Howard performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Adele collects the Best British Single award via video screen during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Jonathan Ross and Tom Daley present the award for Best British Single during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Harry Styles celebrates as One Direction win the Global Success Award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Howard performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Presenter James Corden during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Female award on stage during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Frank Ocean collects the award for Best International Male during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Harry Styles celebrates as One Direction win the Global Success Award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Taylor Swift performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    One Direction celebrate as they win the Global Success Award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    One Direction collect the Global Success Award award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Noel Gallagher during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Jonathan Ross and Tom Daley present the award for Best British Single during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Female award on stage during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Taylor Swift performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Taylor Swift performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Frank Ocean seen on stage with the award for International Male Solo Artist during the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Rafe Spall and Jourdan Dunn on stage during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Robbie Williams presents the Global Success Award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    One Direction collect the Global Success Award award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Howard performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Knowles (left) from War Child and Damon Albarn (right) collect the Special Award on behalf of War Child during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande takes to the stage to collect the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Bryan Ferry presents the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Album award from Bryan Ferry during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Presenter James Corden (right) interviews Rizzle Kicks during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Knowles (left) from War Child and Damon Albarn (right) collect the Special Award on behalf of War Child during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Frank Ocean (right) collects the award for Best International Male from Rafe Spall (left) and Jourdan Dunn during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Knowles (left) from War Child and Damon Albarn (right) collect the Special Award on behalf of War Child during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emelie Sande with her British Female and Album of the Year awards in the press room at the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emelie Sande with her British Female and Album of the Year awards in the press room at the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Ben Knowles (left) from War Child and Damon Albarn (right) collect the Special Award on behalf of War Child during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Mumford and Sons perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emeli Sande collects the Best British Album award during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Emile Sande performs during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.