"We can be a little bit unusual, we English, but remember Robert Pattinson is here, he's English; Harry Potter, he's English. Think of me as a sorta combination of the two of them - in a way I'm like a sort of blood-drinking dream boat with a sack of magic and a wand. My sack of magic and wand are tucked up in these delicious trousers, where they will stay until the end of the evening." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand opens the 2009 prizegiving.