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Brit Awards 2021: Lewis Capaldi’s sweary speech censored by ITV

Lewis Capaldi won over fans for his speech – what we could hear of it, anyway (Picture: Getty Images)

Lewis Capaldi had viewers of the 2021 Brit Awards in stitches as almost his entire speech was censored by ITV due to profanity.

The Scottish star did his fans proud at the event, as he presented the final award, best British album, which was given to Dua Lipa for Future Nostalgia.

Rocking up on stage, he told everyone to ‘shut up’, before declaring: ‘Hello motherf**kers!’

The rest of the speech was a mystery to ITV viewers, as the broadcaster muted a great majority of the rest – although of course fans took to social media to share the uncensored version.

‘Listen guys,’ he urged. ‘I’m f**king sweating. It’s like a swamp down there, I’m telling you. Sweaty b****ks.

‘Hello Brit Awards! That’s where we are. I’m really sorry, I’m reading off a card here – how is everyone doing?

‘It’s great to be here tonight, it’s just great to be out of the house to be honest. It’s been a great year for albums, most of all because I haven’t f**king released one. It’s a total honour to present the award for album – best album. Let’s hope that this year is even bigger and better than ever for British music!’ he said.

‘And let’s also hope that Scotland win at the Euros,’ the Before You Go hitmaker continued, receiving an audible boo from the crowd.

‘I didn’t f**king write it!’ he cried. ‘I’m just doing a job! Here are the nominees…’

Safe to say, Lewis’ speech – or what we heard of it – caused a stir, with one fan writing on Twitter: ‘Lewis capaldi coming onto stage to announce the award and swear so much that the entire of his speech is muted is sending me.’

‘Couple’s Halloween costume idea: Lewis Capaldi and the Audio Muted graphic,’ another said.

Dua Lipa and Lewis Capaldi at the 2021 Brit Awards

Lewis presented Dua with her award (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Still howling at lewis capaldi getting his audio muted through his entire speech,’ one more added.

Should we have expected anything else?

Aside from Lewis’ sweary speech, host Jack Whitehall also provided a few awkward moments as he took aim at some of the guests.

As he asked pregnant Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock how they kept themselves busy in lockdown, Perrie begged him to stop as her dad would be watching.

The comic went on to take aim at Piers Morgan, and reference Este Haim hijacking Liam Payne and Cheryl’s interview at the 2018 Brit Awards.

Never change guys.



Brit Awards 2021 winners and nominees

British male 

Winner: J Hus

  • AJ Tracey
  • Headie One
  • Joel Corry
  • Youngblud

British female

Winner: Dua Lipa

  • Arlo Parks
  • Celeste
  • Jessie Ware
  • Lianne La Havas

British group

Winner: Little Mix

  • Bicep
  • Biffy Clyro
  • The 1975
  • Young T & Bugsey

Breakthrough

Winner: Arlo Parks

  • Bicep
  • Celeste
  • Joel Corry
  • Young T & Bugsey

British album with Mastercard

Winner: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

  • Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
  • Celeste – Not Your Muse
  • J Hus – Big Conspiracy
  • Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

International female

Winner: Billie Eilish

  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Taylor Swift

International male

Winner: The Weeknd

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Burna Boy
  • Childish Gambino
  • Tame Impala

International group

Winner: Haim

  • BTS
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Foo Fighters
  • Run The Jewels

British single with Mastercard

Winner: Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

  • Rain – AJ Tracey and Aitch ft Tay Keith.
  • Don’t Need Love – 220 Kid and Gracey
  • Physical – Dua Lipa
  • Head & Heart – Joel Corry ft. MNEK
  • Ain’t It Different – Headie One ft AJ Tracey and Stormzy
  • Lighter – Nathan Dawe ft KSI
  • Secrets – Regard and Raye
  • Rover – S1mba feat DTG
  • Don’t Rush – Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One

Global icon

Winner: Taylor Swift

Rising star

Winner: Griff


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