Watch what happened when Rihanna dropped out of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch What Happened When Rihanna Dropped Out of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


While the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show went off without a hitch on Nov. 10, things behind the scenes were a little more frantic in the days leading up to the big event.

Aside from the Victoria's Secret Angels owning the runway all night, Selena Gomez and Ellie Goulding brought the house down with their stunning performances -- a feat all the more impressive when you realize that Goulding was a last-minute pick after Rihanna dropped out of the show.

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"We got a call from Rihanna's manager saying her album wasn't ready, and that she wasn't able to perform," said Executive Producer Edward Razek in this exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year's VS Fashion Show.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
CNBC EVENTS -- 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show -- Pictured: Model Bridget Malcolm walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City on November 10, 2015. -- (Photo by: Adam Jeffery/CNBC)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel from South Africa walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Maria Borges walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: The Weeknd performs as Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio walks the runway at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: The Weeknd performs as Constance Jablonski walks the runway at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: The Weeknd performs as Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo and model Joan Smalls walk the runway at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: The Weeknd performs as Joan Smalls walks the runway at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge walks the runway at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Valery Kaufman from Russia walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Shanina Shaik from Australia walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Megan Puleri from Ohio walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model and new Victoria's Secret Angel Kate Grigorieva from Russia walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model and New Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio from Portugal walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Ming Xi from China walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Lily Donaldson from The United Kingdom walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model and New Victoria's Secret Angel Taylor Hill from Illinois walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Models Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribeiro, Elsa Hosk, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Romee Strijd, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Grigorieva, Monika Jagaciak and Stella Maxwell walk the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Models including Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima, Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo, Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge, walk the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Lily Donaldson from Britain walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Lily Donaldson from Britain walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Gigi Hadid from California walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Magdalena Frackowiak from Poland walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Bruna Lirio walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Model Maud Welzen from The Netherlands walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
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Scrambling, the producers of the show had to come up with a solution, and they had to do it with only days to spare.

"And then suddenly Ellie appears," said Executive Producer Ian Stewart. "Just like a little angel, to save that hole we had in the show."

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Sometimes you just luck out and your solution to a problem becomes the best choice you could have made.

For more behind-the-scenes access to the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which airs Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, check out the video below!

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