10/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elton John And Lily Allen Have Swearing Insult Match At Awards Show

The combined star power of Lily Allen and Elton John presenting the GQ Men of the Year Awards must have looked like a dream ticket on paper.

But the two stars didn't exactly see eye-to-eye at last night's star-studded event at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

As the evening wore on, Lily's state gradually deteriorated as she continually sipped champagne on stage.

The 23-year-old, decked out in an extravagant ballgown, soon began slurring, swearing and ad-libbing - and it was only a matter of time before she had an all-too-public fall-out on stage with co-host Elton.

When she came to announce '...and now the most important part of the night', Elton chipped in 'What? Are you going to have another drink?'

She fired back: 'F*** off Elton. I am 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me!'

A clearly rattled Elton replied 'I could still snort you under the table'. To which she replied: 'F*** off. I don't know what you are talking about.'

On more than one occasion, Elton could be seen having a stern word with her in the wings between awards.

She barely made it off the stage after the awards ended - before drinking even more at the afterparty.

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