Brit Awards host Jack Whitehall takes swipe at 'unemployed' Piers Morgan as he mocks Rita Ora, Olly Murs and Little Mix

JACK Whitehall hilariously hurled insults at famous faces as he returned to host tonight's Brit Awards.

Viewers were in hysterics as he took aim at Rita Ora for her illegal party in the Covid pandemic and Piers Morgan being forced off Good Morning Britain.

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The 32-year-old is famous for winding up celebrities including Harry Styles, Lizzo and Cheryl in previous years, and he can now add another string of stars to that list.

Jack kicked off The Brit Awards 2021 held at the O2 Arena in London with a few comical jibes.

Taking a swipe at former Good Morning Britain Presenter Piers in his opening speech, Jack told the 4,000-strong audience: "I cannot tell you how grateful we are to be here tonight for the first live event back in the 02 arena.

"This venue has been emptier than Piers Morgan's diary.

"It's been a tough year, Covid's had more comebacks than Craig David but this evening we look forward to a brighter future."

Jack was on fire tonight with his one-liners, the comedian also took aim at Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards, as well as a One Direction star.

He joked: "To ensure a reduced capacity we billed this as a Niall Horan gig."

Introducing pregnant Leigh-Anne and Perrie, he added: "These girls are so in sync they can even harmonise their pregnancies."

Keen not to leave bandmate Jade Thirlwall out from his jibes, Jack sang alongside Sea Shanty star Nathan Evans: "Soon may the Little Mix come, babies popping one by one.

"They still looking they're having fun, Jade's drinking for all three."

Continuing the song, Jack was heard singing: "Tay-Tay, Pink and a whole lot more – a party fit for Rita Ora."

Rita flouted Covid lockdown rules when she threw herself a 30th birthday party on November 28 at the Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London.

It later emerged the venue was offered a £5,000 bung to break Covid rules by representatives of the star.


Jack was also keen to wind-up his pal Olly Murs – by singing: "Don't worry Murssy's here for fun, we will not let him sing."

He had also referred to him as a Tik Tok star instead of a singer when he introduced him on stage to present an award.

It's not the only famous face he had a pop at over their singing abilities.

The comedian said Laurence Fox’s “tragic foray into politics” means that “at least he finally stopped making music.”

The presenter went on to tease fans about the headline act this evening, Taylor Swift.

He said: "I can't believe I'm saying this, but the undisputed Queen of Pop is in attendance.

"She's been ripped off more times than Colin the Caterpiller, but she's come out swinging."

In a dig at Taylor re-recording her albums over a legal dispute, Jack said: "If she doesn't win tonight she'll probably just re-record the whole show to make sure that she does… Taylor Swift will be with us later."

Earlier this year Taylor announced the re-recording of her breakthrough album featuring six new tracks in a battle against music manager Scooter Braun who bought the rights to her back catalogue.

The superstar says the album, titled Fearless (Taylor’s Version), will include 26 songs, with a handful of never-before-heard tunes which were written between the ages of 16 and 18.

 

 

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