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Mo Gilligan awkwardly introduces Lewis Capaldi as ‘Sam’ at Brit Awards

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Mo Gilligan awkwardly introduces Lewis Capaldi as ‘Sam’ at Brit Awards

People are flooding to social media in confusion after Brit Awards host Mo Gilligan announced Lewis Capaldi as 'Sam'.

Comedian Mo Gilligan is one of a handful of hosts presenting this year's Brit Awards, however, he left viewers baffled rather than laughing after introducing Lewis Capaldi as 'Sam Capaldi'.

Catch the awkward moment here:

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Introducing Capaldi with his number one single, 'Forget Me,' Gilligan told the audience and viewers at home: "It's the brilliant - go crazy for Sam Capaldi."

Fans of the 'Someone You Loved' singer immediately flocked to social media as soon as Gilligan made the slip-up.

One wrote: "I'm sorry Mo Gilligan but who the f**k is Sam Capaldi."

"I love Sam Capaldi," another joked.

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A third commented: "Sam Capaldi I'm crying lmfao."

A final resolved: "HE DID NOT JUST SAY SAM CAPALDI PUT SOME RESPECT ON LEWIS."

Viewers were left baffled by Gilligan's blunder. Credit: @RyanTheSoapKing/ Twitter
Viewers were left baffled by Gilligan's blunder. Credit: @RyanTheSoapKing/ Twitter

With viewers speculating whether the error was a joke or a result of a dodgy autocue, Gilligan recovered from the mistake by joking the ceremony isn't 'playing around' with how strong its drinks are.

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Acknowledging his error after Capaldi finished his performance, Gilligan - who took over as a presenter at the Brit Awards from fellow comedian Jack Whitehall last year - said: "It just goes to show how strong the drinks are at the Brits.

"They're not playing around."

Fans joked Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi must've been confused as to which of them were meant to go up on stage to perform. Credit: @imshanereaction/ Twitter
Fans joked Sam Smith and Lewis Capaldi must've been confused as to which of them were meant to go up on stage to perform. Credit: @imshanereaction/ Twitter

However, Gilligan's explanation hasn't stopped the memes from flowing, with viewers left in absolute stitches over the error.

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Twitter users have even photoshopped Capaldi's face on Sam Smith's 2023 Brit Award outfit - an outfit which was met with fierce criticism from Piers Morgan - a reaction which shocks no one.

Fans of the 'Unholy' singer have since flooded to Twitter in support of Smith, condemning Morgan for putting the musician's chosen pronouns in quotation marks and arguing other performers have worn equally as daring outfits in the past.

Despite Gilligan's recovery, social media users can't help but continue to poke fun at the blunder. Credit: @grillzz8/ Twitter
Despite Gilligan's recovery, social media users can't help but continue to poke fun at the blunder. Credit: @grillzz8/ Twitter

Lewis, not Sam, Capaldi was nominated for Song of the Year for 'Forget Me'.

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He's up against Aitch and Ashanti with 'Baby,' Cat Burns with 'Go,' Dave's 'Starlight,' Ed Sheeran and Elton John's 'Merry Christmas' as well as Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal's 'B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All), George Ezra with 'Green Green Grass,' Harry Styles with 'As It Was,' LF System with 'Afraid to Feel' and last but not least Sam Smith and Kim Petras with 'Unholy'.

Featured Image Credit: @AmyyFrost_/ Twitter/ Alamy

Topics: Brit Awards, Celebrity, Lewis Capaldi, Music, TV and Film, Twitter, Aitch

Poppy Bilderbeck
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