Robbie Williams and Ellie Goulding among big winners at Q Awards


by Reuters

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British singer Robbie Williams won the idol award at the Q Awards in London on Monday.

SOUNDBITE, Robbie Williams, singer, saying (English):

"I am nearly 40 next year so it's great that people still regard me as important enough to give me something to put on my mantelpiece."

But later, in his acceptance speech, he struck a more cynical note.

SOUNDBITE, Robbie Williams, singer, saying (English):

"What can I say, out of all the made-up awards, to get a celebrity to an awards show, this is definitely one of them."

Award presenter Tinie Tempah promised fans there'll be plenty more of his trademark cheeky humour on his upcoming second album Demonstration

SOUNDBITE, Tinie Tempah, rapper, saying (English):

"Definitely, definitely, I haven't grown up that much, I haven't grown up that much yet. So there's definitely going to be a lot of that....(Reporter: those shoes are quite cheeky?) "Yes this is a Burberry number, I love the guys at Burberry