Brits: Take That Predict a Riot

TAKE THAT are to start a riot at the Brit Awards tonight.

The boyband will be joined on stage by dancers dressed in riot-cop gear complete with helmets and shields when they perform at the ceremony at the O2 Arena, it has been confirmed.

Take That had hoped to unveil their arresting stage show on the X Factor recently, but Simon Cowell apparently vetoed the idea as he thought it would be associated with the student demos in which protesters were beaten by police.

Gary Barlow and co. are up for two awards at the Brits: Best British Group and Album of the Year, for Progress.