Jack Whitehall's Best Jokes And One-Liners From The Brit Awards 2020

The comedian took shots at everyone from the royals to Boris Johnson, even sending up his own presenting at one point.

Jack Whitehall returned for this third stint hosting the Brit Awards on Tuesday night and, as ever, no A-list guest was safe.

Since taking over presenting duties on the biggest night in music back in 2018, Jack has made a reputation for his no-holds-barred approach to hosting, taking plenty of shots at the celebrities in the audience.

This year, we’re pleased to say, was no exception, and over the course of the evening he poked fun at everyone from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and the Spice Girls reunion to the royals, even sending himself up on a few occasions.

Here are just some of our favourite Jack Whitehall moments from the 2020 Brits...

Jack Whitehall during the Brit Awards
Jack Whitehall during the Brit Awards
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Starting as he means to go on with the first dig of the night:

“I’m going to be popping up to annoy you like Chris Martin at Glastonbury.””

And it didn’t take long before talk turned to the PM:

“It’s the one night of the year you get to see your popstars in a different light, sat there nervously waiting for an envelope to appear like Boris Johnson on Father’s Day."”

Reminding everyone just how hard 18-year-old Billie Eilish has been working in the last 12 months:

“We have with us the only teenager in the world who makes Greta Thunberg look lazy, it’s Billie Eilish.””

Introducing Ronnie Wood:

“He's an inspiration to caners everywhere, the horny scarecrow of rock and roll, it’s Ronnie Wood.””

Re-igniting his playful “feud” with Niall Horan:

“Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles. Ladies and gentlemen would you please welcome the other one...””

Some football humour (we think):

“As Man City are currently saying to their managers and players, please, we beg you, don’t go anywhere. Here’s some oil money.””

Reminding everyone of the lack of recognition for female artists at this year’s Brits:

“In the spirit of sustainability, the Brits has been recycling all the same excuses for why so few women were nominated. In this category, though, they didn’t have a choice.””

Some current affairs chat:

“With the rate royal spots are opening up, it could only be a matter of days before she is our actual queen. All hail, queen Lizzo.””

Throwing it back to the Spice Girls reunion last summer:

“The Spice Girls tour was blighted by sound issues when for three harrowing minutes, Geri’s mic was turned on."”

Oh, and reminding us all of an important Brits moment:

“What a collaboration. It feels like Brian May might have eclipsed that time Brian May duetted with the boyband Five””

Chatting to Harry Styles:

“You were on The X Factor in 2010, which is like three Simon Cowell faces ago."”

Still chatting to Harry Styles:

“Now, I read that you used psychedelic drugs during the making of your album. Now ITV does not condone that, so I’m not going to ask what psychedelic drugs your stylist was on..."”

Poking fun at the folks in the expensive seats after Stormzy:

“Yes what an epic performance, even the sofa melts are on their feet."”

And finally, even sending up his own presenting abilities:

“Stop covering my autocue, I’m worthless without it.””

Billie Eilish

Brit Awards 2020 Red Carpet


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