Nick at British Academy Video Games Awards

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On Thursday evening, October 4th Nick Rhodes presented the Best Soundtrack Award award at the inaugural British Academy Video Games Awards at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. Newly reopened, The Roundhouse is an historic steam engine repair building which became a legendary venue in the 1960s and 70s, playing host to The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. The Awards will be making their TV debut on E4 on October 17 (and then repeated on Channel 4) and were hosted by Vernon Kay.

Before Nick could get to the podium, his new Second Life avatar stole the proceedings by making a surprise appearance on the giant screen, on-stage, and read out the nominations!

When his avatar, cheekily, then went on to announce "And the winner is", the real Nick Rhodes, who was opening the winner's envelope grabbed a handy remote lying on the podium, turned towards the screen and zapped his avatar back into Second Life oblivion, adding "Some people just can't be trusted!" to much laughter and applause from the audience.

Be sure to watch the incident when the Awards show airs on E4 on Tuesday 17th October at 11pm, GMT.