Some True Brit Spirit

Brit Awards chairman David Joseph confidently predicted there will be no repetition of last year’s gaffe when Adele’s acceptance speech was cut short because the show appeared to be overrunning its TV slot.

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Performing at the 2012 Brit Awards.

“How can you take an artist who has made the biggest cultural impact musically this country has seen globally for some time and cut her off in the middle of her speech?” the Universal UK chief told The Guardian. “I very much to this day question what was happening in that control booth. I can hint something is going to happen this year to rewrite that wrong.

“Adele was totally justified expressing how she felt,” he said, referring to how the Best Album winner gave the finger to presenter James Corden.

Joseph’s true Brit spirit appears to have made him confident that nobody will misbehave and nobody will screw up.

Brit Awards history – including the presentation debacle of teaming Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox and Jarvis Cocker’s protest at Michael Jackson – is very much against him on that score.

This year’s show, broadcast live on ITV Feb. 20, was to feature performances from Muse, Mumford & Sons, who have been nominated for three awards, Justin Timberlake, and Emeli Sandé, who leads the nominations and is up for four awards.