Brit Awards 2020 – Lewis Capaldi delivers bizarre acceptance speech after winning Song of the Year: 'Thank you to my grandma for dying'

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Lewis Capaldi delivered a hilarious acceptance speech after winning Best Song of the Year for “Someone You Loved” at the Brit Awards 2020.

“Hello, my name is Lewis, thanks very much for this,” he said a few hous after his far shorter winners speech while accepting the trophy for Best New Artist.

“Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend who you can see every night on Love Island,” he added, referencing the ITV2 show’s contestant Paige Turley.

He then revealed the real inspiration behind the song – his grandmother.

“[The song] is actually about my grandma,” he said, telling the crowd that she died two years ago.

“I hope Love Island don’t contact her to be on the show,” he quipped, saying: ”Thanks to my grandma for... dying? I’m sorry!”

This year’s ceremony, which celebrated the event’s 40th anniversary, was presented by Jack Whitehall.

One of the evening’s highlights included Dave adding lyrics to his song “Black”, which saw him call Boris Johnson a “real racist” and criticised the UK media’s treatment of Meghan Markle.

Other performers included Harry Styles, Stormzy and Billie Eilish, who sang new Bond theme No Time to Die in the track’s live debut.

Find the biggest talking points here and a full list of the evening’s winners here.

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