Taking to the stage for the 40th annual Brits, Jack instructed the crowds: ‘Welcome to the 40th anniversary of the Brit Awards in affiliation with Mastercard.
‘Yes, it’s the one night time of the 12 months you get to see your popstars in a special mild, sat there nervously ready for an envelope to look like Boris Johnson on Father’s Day.’
Fans have been fast to identify the early political joke, taking to Twitter to precise their views.
Some discovered the ribbing hilarious, tweeting: ‘Did he say like Boris Johnson on father’s day im screamienzka’ (sic) and ‘oooooohhh, Whitehall’s already dissed Boris, yer Coldplay man, & a One Direction lad, good #BRITs’.
Others added: ‘I don’t often like Jack Whitehall however that Boris Johnson joke tickled me’ and ‘BORIS JOHNSON ON FATHERS DAY LMFAOOO’.
Others predicted that there could be political jokes on stage, writing: ‘Jack Whitehall’s bought his anti-Boris joke in early there’ and ‘How long will it take someone at the brits to mention Boris ok 5 minutes so boring and predictable @jackwhitehall’.
Shortly after his joke at Boris Johnson’s expense, Jack additionally paid a touching tribute to Caroline Flack, after the presenter died aged 40.
He took a second to recollect the much-loved presenter who took her personal life on 15 February.
‘Before our subsequent efficiency, over the weekend we realized some terrible information that one of many Brits household and our buddy Caroline Flack tragically handed away.
‘She was a kind and vibrant person with an infectious sense of fun and will be sorely missed. ‘I am sure I speak for everyone here when I say our thoughts are with her friends and family.’
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