Inside the 2020 BRITs ceremony with showrunner David Joseph and creative director Misty Buckley

Mark Sutherland

David Joseph sits in The O2. The arena is deserted, yet the hall is full with the remarkable voice of a then 22-year-old Adele.

Adele is singing a just-released song called Someone Like You in rehearsals for the BRIT Awards 2011 performance that will mesmerise the nation, change her life and catapult her to megastardom. Joseph, however, BRITs chairman that year and sat next to her manager Jonathan Dickins, is already sold.

“I’d only ever felt that feeling twice before,” ...

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