Lady Gaga and Elton John played a duet at last night’s Grammy Awards smeared in dirt.

The pair played on a double ended piano with makeup to look like they had fallen down a rubbish chute.

They sang alternate verses on two of their hits – Lady Gaga’s track Speechless and Elton’s hit Your Song.

Elton reportedly threw one of his legendary tantrums during rehearsals.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “”First he screamed at the autocue guys for their terrible spelling, then he kicked everyone off the set while he and Gaga perfected their act.

“When he gets angry he’s not to be messed with.”

Gaga won the Best Dance Recording gong forPoker Face and Best Electronic/Dance Album for The Fame.

The overall winner of the night was Beyonce, who scooped six awards – a new record for a female artist.

She won Song of the Year and R&B Song for Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It), Female Pop Vocal for Halo, and Female R&B Vocal, Traditional R&B Vocal and Contemporary R&B Album.

Beyonce was beaten to Best Album by country singer Taylor Swift.

See below for a video of Gaga and Elton at the Grammy Awards.