Jack Whitehall’s embarrassing BRITs slip-up results in awkward Harry Styles joke

BRITs host Jack Whitehall had his star-studded audience in stitches as he presented last night's awards, but he did make an embarrassing mistake which resulted in a very, very awkward moment with Harry Styles.

The former One Direction star, who was dressed in a very striking yellow suit, was nominated for Best 2020 Male Solo Artist, but Lewis Capaldi beat him to it.

Despite missing out, Harry seemed to enjoy the evening and was interviewed by close pal Jack at his table.

The host quizzed Harry on his future career before and delving into his love life, asking who he'd brought with him to the event.

He said: "I don't want to pry, have you brought someone with you tonight?" – as he pointed to the two beautiful ladies sitting beside him.


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And it was at this point that it was clear that Jack had no idea that the lady sitting to his right was in fact Harry's older sister Gemma.

Jack continued, probing Harry for answers, oblivious to the slip-up he was about to make, and asked: "Is one of these your date?"

Harry – with a deadpan expression – replied: "It's my sister", as he looked over in Gemma's direction.

Recognising his mistake, he tried to cover his tracks, saying:  "It's your sister? Oh god. Sorry."


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But before it came across as an insult he said: "No, no. That's great. Keep it in the family."

This brought another chorus of laughs from the audience, as he struggled to regain his composure.

He stuttered: "No, not keep it in the family!"

"I meant, it's nice…" before exclaiming, "I brought my mum with me!"


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Polite as always, Harry asked how Hilary was – Jack's mum.

"Hilary? She's good. She's over there, probably throwing herself at Rod Stewart."

One person said: "Jack Whitehall mistaking Harry Styles’ sister for his date and spilling a drink on his suit whilst Lizzo necks a glass of neat tequila in the background is the kind of energy I want for my 2020".

Another said: "It was funny for us and probably awkward for Gemma Styles but I refuse to believe Jack Whitehall didn't know she was Harry Styles sister and not his date".

And a third said: "Jack asking harry if his sister was his date i CAN’T-"

In a bid to take the edge off the messy situation, he went to knock back Harry drink only to find it was the singer's neat tequila, turning to Lizzo for back up.

She threw back the entire glass in one, and as Jack banged his firsts on the table in celebration he managed to spill a glass of wine over the crotch of Harry's suit…

So, alongside his bruised ego, it seems he has an expensive dry cleaning bill to fork out for.

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