17 Times Jack Whitehall Had Us Howling During His Brit Awards Debut


After what can only be described as a beige couple of years, Brit Awards bosses hired Jack Whitehall to inject some much-needed snark into proceedings this year.

And deliver he did, with no-one seemingly off limits as he made jibes at Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and even S Club 7′s Paul Cattermole as he took to the helm of the awards show.

Here’s just a few of our favourite one-liners from the funnyman...

1. Trailing Ed Sheeran’s performance:

2. After Kendrick Lamar’s performance:

“That car was just one of those left here by ‘Top Gear’ Live. Tragically, it still had Richard Hammond in it.””

3. On the Best British Video award:

“It is wide open, it could literally be won by any former member of One Direction.””

4. After Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Jorja Smith’s fiery performance:

5. Introducing Ronnie Wood to the stage:

“A man who has caned it for so long even he has to watch the in memoriam package every year to check he’s not in it. It’s almost-living legend, Ronnie Wood.””

6. Having to cut short Damon Albarn’s speech:

“Oh I really don’t want this to be an Adele moment. I’d have let them speak all night if it was my choice... I think he was talking about Brexit.””

7. Trailing Sam Smith’s performance:

8. Introducing Little Mix to the stage:

“Narrowly outselling the winner of ‘The Voice’ by a mere 4.3million albums, it’s Little Mix.””

9. Being even more shady about ‘The Voice’:

“These are the people who and pluck you from obscurity and catapult you into  anonymity.””

10. Welcoming Sam Smith to the stage:

11. Saying hello to Cheryl and Liam Payne:

““Look who it is, it’s Cheryl and her plus one!””


12. Introducing the host of Best International Group to the stage:

“As if having me and Jamie Laing here hadn’t gentrified this enough, it’s now time to introduce a man who makes me look like Danny Dyer - it’s Damien Lewis.””

13. Referencing S Club 7′s Paul Cattermole flogging his Brit Award on eBay:

14. Talking about Ed Sheeran:

“Is there anything he can’t do? Tan...””

15. After Rita Ora and Liam Payne’s duet:

16. On the ceremony’s duration:

“Rag ‘n’ Bone Man was clean shaven when this started.””

17. Talking about his selection as host:

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