22/02/2012 02:32 GMT

Brit Awards 2012: Coldplay's Chris Martin Says Band Won Because They're 'Still Together'

Coldplay received their seventh Brit Award last night, scooping the gong for Best British Group.

But despite beating off stiff competition from the Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Chase And Status and Elbow for the accolade, the band said they only won because they're "still together".

Speaking after the ceremony, frontman Chris Martin said: "Most other bands have split up, we only win because we are still together.

"Blur have gone, Pulp have gone, Oasis have gone. Radiohead aren’t interested. They would win it every year if they wanted to. Take That are on holiday. So we’ll take it if they’re not around.”

The group, who released their fifth studio album - Mylo Xyloto - in October last year, opened last night's Brit Awards at the 02 Arena with a rousing rendition of new single Charlie Brown, complete with fireworks.

When asked what they have planned for the future, Martin joked: “We’d like to land a big modelling campaign. As a group, we’d like to do our own perfume.”

“We’ve got a few restaurant ideas, and we’re thinking of opening a theme park. A JLS theme park. We’re thinking of doing that in 2016, so you heard it here first.”

Adele, Rihanna and all the other stars of the Brit Awards 2012 on the red carpet:

Brit Awards 2012 Red Carpet