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In pictures: The 2022 Brit Awards

The night included Adele's ‘home-coming' and jokes about Boris Johnson's love of parties.

The Brit Awards took place in London on Tuesday night, in a ceremony that saw Adele “return home”.

Homegrown stars Little Simz and Dave were among the winners as well as pop sensation Billie Eilish, who won the international artist award for the third consecutive year.

Here are the best pictures from the 2022 Brit Awards:

The Brit Awards 2022 – Arrivals – London
Brit Award queen Adele was the picture of elegance in a sweeping black velvet gown with a tulle overlay by Armani (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Arrivals – London
Ed Sheeran,  who arrived in an electric blue velvet suit, dedicated his Brit Award to his wife Cherry Seaborn (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Arrivals – London
Brit Award-winner and performer Little Simz channelled The Matrix with futuristic sunglasses and a long black coat by Prada (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Host Mo Gilligan took a swipe at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘love of parties’ during the ceremony (Ian West/ PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Anne-Marie managed to recover from a tumble during her performance, with some comparing it to a similar fall by Madonna at the Brits in 2015 (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Little Simz brought her mum onstage with her as she received the award for Best New Artist (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Arrivals – London
Maya Jama showcased what appeared to be an engagement ring as she walked the red carpet, though reports remain unconfirmed (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Liam Gallagher was accompanied by an elaborate lights show during his performance (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Adele cemented her status as queen of the Brits, winning three prizes and dedicating the biggest gong of the night to her son in a tearful speech (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Arrivals – London
KSI was the latest celebrity to try his hand at a returning trend in menswear, a harness, completing his look with popping purple gloves (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Sheeran kicked off the ceremony with a surprise performance alongside metal rockers Bring Me The Horizon (Ian West/PA)
The Brit Awards 2022 – Show – London
Little Simz turned in an eye-catching performance accompanied by colourfully clothed support dancers (Ian West/PA)

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