Brit Awards 2013 backstage pictures: Niall Horan, Emeli Sande and Muse

The BRIT Awards are just minutes away now and we've been snooping around backstage to see what the stars are up to ahead of the big show.

Niall Horan and Emeli Sande backstage at the BRITs tonight.

With megastars One Direction, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake set to hit the stage at the O2 in just a few hours time for the BRITS 2013, there's frantic hair, make-up and prep going on behind-the-scenes.

1D's Niall Horan bumped into lady of the moment Emeli Sande at the dress rehearsal and posted this cute snap on Twitter to prove it.

The Irish cheeky chappy sported his favourite heart-embellished T-shirt as he hung out with the multi-nominated artist, who looked cool in a gold bomber jacket.

Meanwhile our new favourite style crush Laura Whitmore, who is presenting the BRITs after-show on ITV1, had fun ahead of the main awards as she got pampered in the Backstage Spa.

The Irish beauty played around with glasses and blow-up saxophones as she hung around backstage.

Laura Whitmore hanging out backstage. [Related: Check out ALL the latest BRITs news and goss]