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Katy Perry's backing dancer totally stole the show at the BRIT Awards: watch

Sharnaz Shahid

Katy Perry certainly put on a show to remember at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, but it was one of her backing dancers who stole the limelight. Singing her new track Chained to the Rhythm with Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, the American star failed to notice that one of her performers - dressed in a huge white house costume - had accidentally taken a tumble off stage during the lively routine. The hilarious moment was captured on camera by audience member Reece Jordan Doonan‏ who shared it on Twitter with the caption: "OH MY GOD! Demolition on stage for Katy Perry."

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Clearly making a political statement, the performance also featured two large skeleton statues - an apparent reference to Donald Trump and Theresa May. One skeleton wore a dark suit and red tie, while the female version was dressed in a red suit and matching shoes. Their similarity to the world leaders did not go unnoticed by viewers, who flocked to social media. One wrote: "I love that Katy Perry's #BRITs performance featured giant skeleton monsters of Trump & May." Another said: "Even without the political statement, Katy Perry was the best thing about the Brits last night."

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However, the backing dancer's incident was clearly the most memorable part of the night. "@katyperry can you confirm whether or not any walking houses were harmed during your BRITs performance last night," teased one follower, while another remarked: "My life is basically the equivalent of the person dressed as a house that fell off the stage during Katy Perry's performance at the Brits." The slip-up follows on from Katy's famous 'Left Shark' moment from her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in 2015 – the performance immediately became an internet sensation, with Left Shark getting its own Wikipedia page.