The Brit Awards are never short of an eyebrow-raising incident or five - whether it was the Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood's presenting fiasco in 1989, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp storming the stage during Michael Jackson's performance in 1996 or James Corden cutting off Adele's acceptance speech in 2012, the biggest night in British music's calendar is never shorty on controversy...

Here's our round up of the most memorable Brits moments ever...

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    <strong>1988: Bananarama and a whole load of semi-naked flesh</strong> Despite promising Brits organisers during rehearsals that they wouldn't include their semi-naked male dancers in their performance, the Bananarama girls went ahead and did it anyway. Naughty. It was also marked the final ever performance of the three original members.

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    <strong>1989: Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood show how NOT to present an awards show</strong> Oh where to start? The height difference? The dodgy autocue? Their complete inability to ad lib? Soooo awkward, totally riveting - <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/02/20/brit-awards-sam-fox-mick-fleetwood-presenters-1989_n_1289051.html" target="_hplink">it was an undiluted shambles of a night.</a>

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    <strong>1996: Jarvis Cocker storms the stage during Michael Jackson's performance</strong> The Pulp front man took exception to Jacko's performance of <em>Earth Song </em>that culminated with the late King of Pop looking like a 'Christ-like figure' whilst surrounded by a stage full of children. Jarvis was later arrested - and subsequently released without charge - when he was accused of hurting three of the children on stage. Drama!

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    <strong>1997: Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dress</strong> Spice mania was in full swing both here in the UK and in the US (and well, <em>everywhere</em> really) when the all-conquering Spice Girls took to the Brits stage in 1997. But it was Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dress - a last minute update to the black number she had planned - that really stole the show. The outfit, created by Geri's sister who sewed a tea towel on to the LBD - went on to sell for a record-breaking £41,320 at auction.

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    <strong>1998: John Prescott gets a soaking</strong> Proving perhaps, that politics and pop really don't mix, when the then Labour Cabinet Minister attended the 1998 bash, indie band Chumbawamba thought they'd let him know exactly how they felt about him getting an invite by throwing a bucket of iced water over the MP. Brrrr. Despite apologies from the band's record label, they were unrepentant, saying: "If John Prescott has the nerve to turn up at events like the Brit Awards in a vain attempt to make Labour seem cool and trendy, then he deserves all we can throw at him."

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    <strong>2000: Ronnie Wood throws a drink over DJ Brandon Block</strong> A rather errrm, <em>refreshed</em> Brandon Block (remember him? No? Us, neither) took to the stage after his friends told him he'd won an award (he hadn't), cue initial bemusement from on-stage presenters Ronnie Wood, actress Thora Birch and Davina McCall, swiftly followed by insults, which culminated in the Rolling Stones guitarist throwing a drink over the DJ. Like he hadn't already had enough?

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    <strong>2000: Robbie Williams challenges Liam Gallagher for a fight</strong> After a series of bitchy pot shots from the Oasis front man aimed squarely at Robbie (the most infamous being when he referred to Robbie as "the fat dancer from Take That"), Robbie took the opportunity at the 2000 show to challenge Liam to a scrap. Taking to to the stage, he asked the crowd: "So, anybody like to see me fight Liam? Would you pay to come and see it? Liam, a hundred grand of your money and a hundred grand of my money. We'll get in a ring and we'll have a fight and you can all watch it on TV". Sadly, Lima didn't take him up on his offer. Scaredy pants.

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    <strong>2003: Justin and Kylie get down and dirty</strong> Justin Timberlake became the envy of men across the nation when he got to grips with her famous behind as she joined him on stage to perform Blondie's 'Rapture' at the 2003 ceremony.

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    <strong>2004: The booze is back</strong> After alcohol was banned for a few years previously, Brits host Cat Deeley welcomed it back by arriving on the stage on top of a champagne bottle in a sexy ringleader outfit. What they were thinking banning it in the first place is beyond us - the Brits without booze is like Daphne without Celeste.

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    <strong>2007: Errr, when did Joss Stone become American?</strong> It had been a few years since we'd seen Joss Stone when she presented Best British Male to James Morrison in 2007, and during that time she seemed to have become American. The soul singer baffled audiences with her US twang and bizarre tribute to Robbie Williams as she strutted round the stage like she owned the place.

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    <strong>2008: Sharon Osbourne vs. Vic Reeves</strong> After Vic Reeves appeared to be slightly under the influence when presenting the Arctic Monkeys with their award for Album Of The Year, host Sharon Osbourne unleashed a four-letter tirade at him, nicking the winner's card and announcing the result herself. What's almost better is Mrs O screaming at the lads to 'hurry up and say something, we're running out of time', before being caught heard asking daughter Kelly, 'what have they come as?'. Skip to 1.53 to see the action.

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    <strong>2011: Adele becomes a global superstar after performing 'Someone Like You'</strong> How do you silence an arena of 15,000 people? Simple, just get Adele to perform. The Brit singer stole the show at last year's show with her stunning performance of her million-selling hit, 'Someone Like You'. Twelve months later and she's a household name on both sides of the pond.

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    <strong>2012: Adele flips the bird</strong> The nation was outraged when star of the moment Adele was cut short by James Corden during her acceptance speech for Best Album. She responded by flipping the bird at the Brits bosses for not letting her have her (well deserved) moment. Go on, girl!

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