SUPERSTAR Lewis Capaldi said he was planning to get “p****d as a fart” at last night’s Brit Awards — but would not be trying to find a new girlfriend.
As he collected the New Artist award, Lewis necked a bottle of beer, then said: “Thank you very f*****g much. See you later.”
This prompted bosses to mute him as the awards went out on television, simply running pictures and no audio with a message saying: “Audio muted”.
Asked earlier how he would celebrate, he told The Sun on the red carpet at London’s O2 Arena: “I’ll go, ‘Yippee.’ I’m going to get p****d regardless, it doesn’t really matter.
“Whether I win or not it’s going to be the same outcome. I’ll be p****d as a fart. It’ll be nice to win one I guess so maybe hopefully we’ll see what happens. But if not, as I say, still going to get p****d . Probably going to have a good time. It’s all good.”
Lewis, who wrote hit single Hold Me While You Wait about his ex Paige, said he would not be using the showbiz event to find a new girlfriend.
Asked if he had a new partner, he added: “Not quite yet no but the search continues. On the prowl? I dunno, that makes it sound quite lascivious. But no, I’m definitely focused on getting hammered for sure.”
The singer was a relative unknown this time two years ago and missed out on the prestigious Critics’ Choice award to Sam Fender at the 2019 Brits.
But his record Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent broke numerous records, becoming the most-streamed British debut album of all time.
And his single Someone You Loved — which won Song of the Year last night — topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks. In October 2019, it reached No1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Lewis said: “It’s been f*****g unbelievable. It’s very hard to process because everything’s so fast sometimes but it’s just been the most incredible last 12 months and actually we’re finishing it up, we’re going to finish this album tour on October 2 in the O2. So that’ll be a good way to see it all off.”
Asked to choose a highlight of the past year, he quickly added: “Glastonbury for sure just because I’ve never seen that many f*****g people in one place before. I guess just meeting people like Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, just all these people who I’ve been a fan of, getting to meet them. And just touring the world I guess.”
New English star Mabel won Best Female Solo Artist — emulating her mum Neneh Cherry, who won Best International Solo Artist and Best International Breakthrough awards in 1990. Don’t Call Me Up singer Mabel said: “It’s just amazing and such a lovely full circle moment.
The Brits show opener, who turns 24 tomorrow, was joined onstage by 70 dancers as she claimed she wanted to make her performance as dramatic as possible.
Others who performed included Album of the Year nominee Harry Styles, 26, and US rapper Lizzo, 31.
Lewis was pipped to the post for the Male Solo Artist which was won by grime star Stormzy, 26.
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Oxford band Foals were named Best Group.
Following the success of her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? last year, Billie Eilish, 18, took home the International Female Solo Artist award while Tyler The Creator, 28, was named International Male Solo Artist.