David Bowie
David Bowie, 67, is the oldest ever Brit winner.Reuters

There is a good chance that David Bowie is somewhere celebrating after becoming the oldest ever recipient of a Brit Award.

The 67-year-old rocker beat off younger rivals including James Blake and Tom Odell to take home the British Male Solo Artist.

In true Bowie style, the legend snubbed the ceremony and sent his fashion icon pal Kate Moss to reclaim the prize that he last won in 1984.

Dressed in an original 1972 Ziggy Stardust stage gear, the blonde beauty fired off his acceptance speech which read more like a political message.

"In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume which Kate is wearing live on the moon. Kate comes Venus and I from Mars," she told the packed out arena in London's O2 on Bowie's behalf.

"I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the Best Male but I am, aren't I Kate? I think it's a great way to end the day, thank you very, very much.

His speech concluded by addressing Scotland's Independence referendum and urging the country to vote against it.

"And Scotland, stay with us," she added.

Bowie made a surprise comeback in 2013 when he released album The Next Day after a 10 year-hiatus. The record debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 94,048 copies in its first week.

Brit Award 2014 Winners

British Male Solo Artist - David Bowie

British Female Solo Artist - Ellie Goulding

British Group - Arctic Monkeys

British Breakthrough Act - Bastille

British Single - "Waiting All Night" by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre

British Album Of The Year - AM by Arctic Monkeys

Best Video – One Direction

International Male Solo Artist - Bruno Mars

International Female Solo Artist - Lorde

International Group - Daft Punk

Global Success - One Direction

Critics' Choice - Sam Smith

British Producer Of The Year - Flood & Alan Moulder