JACK Whitehall shocked BRIT Awards viewers when he threw shade at Simon Cowell during tonight’s show.
The 30-year-old presenter quizzed Little Mix on why they decided to leave Simon Cowell’s music label Syco, after they signed with him after winning The X Factor in 2011, at the annual music bash.
As Jack posed the question to the girl group, which is made up of Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards, he threw in a sly dig to Simon.
He said: “Real talk can we bring up exes.
“When you left Simon Cowell, it raised a few eyebrows. Not his – obviously – he’s lost that movement in his eyebrows.”
The Power hitmakers – who took home the British Video of the Year award for their track Woman Like Me – couldn’t believe what they heard.
The foursome all buried their heads in their hands in shock at the remark, but Jesy insisted there was no bad blood between them and the music mogul.
She said: “We are still pals.”
But Jack was not accepting the comment, and went on to quiz the group on Piers Morgan.
He continued: “Someone you do have beef with. Piers Morgan.”
Jack picked up on the tense atmosphere, he said: “It’s frosty now.”
Keen to not drop the point Jack went on to take a swipe at the Good Morning Britain presenter, as he brought up the feud between the band and Piers.
Earlier this year Piers accused Little Mix of using sex to sell their single Strip after they posed naked with insults against them painted on their bodies.
Jack said: “Piers didn’t like that picture where you stripped off naked, which is weird because voluptuous breasts and four chins is like looking in the mirror for him. What would you say to that dutty wasteman?”
The girls were flabbergasted by the comment, and remained silent so not to reignite the argument.
Jack went on: “What I want some beef at the BRITs. It’s fine haters going to hate, players going to play.”
But Jack’s unfiltered comments amused fans, with some branding the slurs towards Piers and Simon as their “highlight” of the evening.
One fan tweeted: “Jack Whitehall is shooting so many shots tonight… the digs at Simon Cowell & Piers Morgan were too much #BRITs.”
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A second wrote: “Jack Whitehall calling Piers Morgan a wasteman, shading Philip Greene & having constant digs at Simon cowell’s plastic surgery have been some of his highlights #BRITAwards #BRITS.”
A separate social media user added: “Can @jackwhitehall host the #BRITs every year please? Simon Cowell and now Piers Morgan drama has been mentioned.”
Another added: “Jack Whitehall just roasted Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan on live tv and I’ve never witnessed anything more entertaining.”
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