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Welcome to The BRIT Awards 2012

Today''s the day. After months of planning, arranging and voting, The 2012 BRIT Awards with MasterCard is finally ready to take place at The O2 in London.

All of today, (21st February) we'll be bringing you backstage gossip from The BRITs as we snoop around the dressing rooms and inside the arena before taking to the Red Carpet for some exclusive interviews.

We'll be joined on the Red Carpet by our backstage host, Phil Clifton and speaking to all the stars as they arrive for this year's show. Expect some exclusive interviews with some of the world's biggest music stars!

Then, once the show has begun we'll be tweeting all the action from inside the O2 as it happens. Meaning you can keep up with all the onstage action - from a backstage point of view, of course.

Now lets get this show on the road!