Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has spoken about his controversial Brit Award acceptance speeches claiming his nerves got the better of him.

The band took to the stage to accept awards for both Best British Group and British Album of the Year and both speeches given by Turner left audiences split with fans generally seeing the funny side of things, while other were less than impressed.

Turner has since explained to the Daily Mail, "In public, I'm a quiet guy, so doing anything in front of lots of people always makes me nervous. I'm known for my music, not how well I deliver a speech. People always assume if you're in a band that's been on the scene for ages that you're going to be really confident, but that's not true at all."