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This Is What It's Really Like Backstage At The Brits

Spoiler alert: includes a fairground, secret rooms, photobooths, and a shit load of free make-up.

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The Brit Awards is always a pretty spectacular night of glamour and music.

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But what goes on behind-the-scenes is pretty much reserved for the celebs. However, I managed to go backstage at the O2 arena and see all the stuff that people much richer and famous will be enjoying. Here's what I learned.

There is a very cool ~secret~ backstage area for the presenters, Ant and Dec, to hang out in.

This area at first looks like a bedroom, with floral wall paper, a wardrobe and excellent needle-point art on the walls saying things like: "If your name's not down...have a safe journey home."

That's me in the mirror by the way – I thought that seeing as my name will never be down on any list, I may as well prove I've at least seen the signs.

Also, that mirrored wardrobe turned out to be an actual SECRET DOOR that led into another room which is pretty damn cool.

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And that long bookcase on the far left hand side is ANOTHER SECRET DOOR. I got pretty excited at this stage and decided to film Matt, our photographer, opening it.

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There are two whole corridors of dressing rooms for the performers. When we arrived there were people putting up the first few signs on the doors.

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Sadly Taylor Swift's dressing room had not yet been identified by a sign so I couldn't go and get on my hands and knees outside it in an act of worship of the ground she walks on.

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And after the sweets there is a VO5 hair station where stylists are on hand to perfect those famous barnets.

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And as if that wasn't enough, there is also a Simple rehydration station, where facial treatments are offered using Micellar water.

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Sidenote: If you've not heard of that then buy some because it will literally change your life.

There is also a casual spray-tan booth because a sunkissed glow is an absolute must for any red carpet appearance.

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There is also a cute rosette on the back, and the whole thing is enough to make you want to somehow gain a bit of musical talent so you could put one on your mantlepiece, right?

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After the winners of the night have collected their awards, they head through to the winners' press room. Here, they stand in front of these screens and pose for photos with their award.

Most of the guests at the Brits watch the show and dine in the main arena area of the O2. However, due to the size of the stage it's not possible for everyone to be seated here.

There is an overspill area in a room behind the arena where the remaining guests are seated for dinner. When I made my trip backstage two days before the event, the area was still very much under construction.

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The final stop of my backstage tour was the arena itself where the ceremony will take place. It's accessed by passing this sign which will be seen by every single performer on the night.

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So this means I have something in common with Taylor Swift and that is my biggest achievement so far this year.

Unfortunately, the inside of the arena and the layout of the stage must remain top secret until the night. This means that I can only leave you with this final image of the seats just behind the stage.

But, what I will say is that the whole thing looks AMAZING. Roll on Wednesday evening.

The Brit Awards 2015 will air at 8pm on ITV on Wednesday 25 February.