The Darkness have given Radio 1 their acceptance speech in case they won at Thursday night’s Q Awards. They said, “I just want to say thanks to everyone for this marvellous prize. It’s a real honour, and we consider it a tremendous achievement. We’re sorry we couldn’t be there, but we’re being a live act in Dublin, and if we won Best Live Act and turned up to the ceremony and didn’t do the show in Dublin which has been scheduled for donkeys years, we wouldn’t be the best live act – we’d be the biggest bunch of cop-outs known to man. If we are the best live band and I think we are the best live band around, but we just wouldn’t be able to do that to our kids.” Too bad though because the group went home empty handed.