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#FlashbackFriday: When The Meteor Music Awards reigned supreme

Published 09/10/2015 | 06:00

(L to R) Colin Farrell and Bam Margera; Amy Huberman and Samantha Mumba
(L to R) Colin Farrell and Bam Margera; Amy Huberman and Samantha Mumba
Irish actor Colin Farrell (L) and MTV Jackass member Chris Pontius attend the Irish Meteor Awards Show at The Point Theatre March 3, 2003 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Getty Images)
Irish singer Samantha Mumba attends the Irish Meteor Awards Show at The Point Theatre March 3, 2003 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Getty Images)
Kerry McFaddden and Miss World Rosanna Davison pose at a photocall prior to The Meteor Ireland Music Awards at the Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland March 01 2004. (Photo by ShowBiz Ireland/Getty Images)
D-side pose for photographs inside The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2005 Ceremony at The Point Theatre on February 24, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Showbiz Ireland/Getty Images)
The Pussycat Dolls attend the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007 at The Point Theatre on February 1, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowbizIreland/Getty Images)
Jodi Albert, Gillian Filan and Georgina Byrne, partners of Westlife band members attend the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007 at The Point Theatre on February 1, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowbizIreland/Getty Images)
Nicky Byrne of Westlife arrives at the 2008 Meteor Awards at the RDS Simmons court February 15, 2008 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland.com/Getty Images)
Both Irish and international stars of the stage and screen arrive at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007 at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland - 01.02.07. *** Local Caption *** Kathryn Thomas
Both Irish and international stars of the stage and screen arrive at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007
Both award winners and other stars present themselves in The Press Room at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007
Guests arrive on The Red Carpet at The Meteor Awards 2008
Guests arrive on The Red Carpet at The Meteor Awards 2008
Amy Huberman at the 2008 after party
Guests arrive on the red carpet for The Meteor Music Awards, RDS, Dublin, Ireland -
Una Healy
Virginia Macari.at The Meteor Awards 2010

It was a time of sequins, cut-out dresses, flared jeans and satin as far as the eye could see. Or as it was formally known – the Meteor Music Awards.

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The now defunct ceremony enjoyed its peak from 2006 to 2008 with A-list attendees including Charlize Theron, Amy Winehouse and Colin Farrell being lifted up by a shirtless Chris Pontius (from Jackass – it was huge in 2008).

Nicky Byrne wore a leather blazer in 2008:

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Lucy Kennedy wore her finest paisley shift top and boot cut jeans:

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In order to maintain her exotic Celtic Tiger 'supermodel' status,  Caprice took her visits her very seriously. Here she is in 2003…

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….and 2009.

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Celtic Tiger it couple Leigh Arnold and Marcus Sweeney enjoyed their moment in the sun:

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While Kathryn Thomas looked pretty incredible in this LBD in 2007:

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Amy Huberman wore this hairband to finish off her look:

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Una Foden (then Healy) went full fairy princess in 2008:

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Virginia Macari went for head-to-to sequins in 2010:

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Oscar-winner Charlize Theron was there in 2008 (she was dating Irish actor Stuart Townsend at the time):

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Amy Winehouse made one of her only Irish red carpet appearances in 2007:

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‘Westwives’ Jodi Albert, Gillian Filan and Georgina Ahern did the 2007 version of The Supremes:

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Colin Farrell, smoking a cigarette, was lifted by a shirtless Chris Pontius, also smoking a cigarette:

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Samantha Mumba went full sex siren in 2003:

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Unlikely pals Rosanna Davison and Kerry Katona posed together in 2004:

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Kerry Katona then did this to Sir Davos, er, Liam Cunningham, in 2006:

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Remember D-Side?

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And for some reason, the Pussycat Dolls showed up in 2007:

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