Madonna fuelled speculation she is on the verge of splitting from husband Guy Ritchie at the Brit Awards ceremony last night (15FEB06).

The HUNG UP superstar was caught on camera dodging a kiss from SNATCH film-maker Ritchie - before neglecting to thank him in her acceptance speech.

However, the 47-year-old, who was crowned Best International Female, paid homage her CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR producer Stuart Price, exacerbating rumours the pair have developed more than just a working relationship.

She closed her speech saying, "Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank all of my British fans because without you I would just be another singer from across the pond."

Madonna married Ritchie in December 2000.