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Jack Whitehall 'Changes Controversial Joke' Last Minute At The BRIT Awards

Jack Whitehall 'Changes Controversial Joke' Last Minute At The BRIT Awards

It was the comedian's first time hosting the ceremony

BRIT Awards host Jack Whitehall has been praised for his presenting skills last night, with many viewers taking to Twitter to comment on his 'savage' jokes saying he was the 'best host' and that he 'smashed it'.

But it turns out that there was one joke that was a bit too much, even for him.

Anita Singh, arts and entertainment editor for the Telegraph, tweeted to say she could see Whitehall's autocue from where she was sat and that he was prompted to describe Rag'n'Bone Man as having 'the beard of a hate cleric', but that at the last minute the comedian said 'wizard' instead. Yeah, probably best.

People on Twitter responded to Anita's revelation with shock:


Viewers at home also said the subtitles for the awards showed the words 'hate cleric':


None the wiser about the quick change, Rag'n'Bone Man took to the stage and performed 'Skin' with Jorka Smith.

Aside from the controversy, former hosts James Corden and Ant and Dec took to Twitter to congratulate Whitehall on his first time hosting the awards.


Thirty-three-year old Whitehall seemed happy enough taking the piss out of the gathered celebrities. Did you see the look on Little Mix's Jesy Nelson's face when he mentioned her dodgy Jamaican accent? Amazing.


More proof of Jack Whitehall's capacity for thinking on his feet - although as a stand-up comedian used to shutting down hecklers, you'd imagine it's just another part of the job.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, brit awards, Music, UK Entertainment