Wrong direction for Harry Styles
Chart star Harry Styles took the wrong direction during one of his band's big moment at the Brit Awards - nipping to the toilet when he should have collected a prize.
The singer left his One Direction pals to head on stage without him as they collected their global success award - one of two wins - and after eventually joining them asked: "What did we win?"
Veteran star David Bowie crowned his comeback after a 10-year absence by landing the best British male prize, becoming the oldest star to ever win a Brit.
The 67-year-old - who lives in New York and was awarded the same title exactly 30 years ago - stayed away from the event and sent supermodel Kate Moss to pick up the prize on his behalf.
Kate arrived wearing an outfit which David himself had worn onstage during his Ziggy Stardust era in 1972 to read his speech in which he stepped into the referendum debate by declaring: "Scotland stay with us."
The other big winners of the night were Arctic Monkeys who collected two prizes - best group and best album - repeating the feat they pulled off in 2007 and 2008. The Sheffield quartet have had a new wave of success on the back of their fifth album AM.
The star-studded bash, staged at the O2 Arena, featured performances by acts such as Beyonce, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.
One Direction left fans confused when they headed to pick their first award of the night as a four-piece with just Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne going on stage.
Liam asked: "Has anyone seen the curly haired lad? I don't know where you are Harry."
Harry then came hurtling up a runway to the stage and told the audience: "I'm really sorry I was having a wee. Toilets are ages away. What did we win?"
James then poked fun at the star's lothario reputation, adding: Having a wee? He couldn't even wait 'til the end of the show."
All five of the group were present to collect their second award of the night, taking the best video gong for Best Song Ever. The award was voted by Twitter users during the show, which was being screened internationally on YouTube, the first time organisers have used social media to choose a winner.
But with more than 17 million followers on Twitter - almost three times as many as the other nominees combined - the group were always a shoo-in to pick up the prize.
Singer Ellie Goulding - who famously performed at the reception following the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - was named best British female star to land the first prize of the night.
She said: "This means so much to me - I can't even tell you."
David beat acts such as Jake Bugg and Tom Odell to win his award tonight - his first Brit for 18 years and only the third he has ever been given.
He has succeeded Sir Tom Jones - who landed a prize at the age of 62 - as the oldest recipient.