Or, at least, we think that’s what happened. Because they pulled the sound as soon as he started speaking.
Early in the ceremony, Lewis was the night’s first winner, swigging from a bottle of Red Stripe as he went up to collect the award for Best New Artist.
After getting up on stage, Lewis gave a massive hug to presenter and friend, Niall Horan, after which he seemed a little in disbelief, leaving the crowd hanging before he began talking.
Then… well, we don’t actually know what happened, because ITV pulled the audio on his speech, with the message “audio muted” flashing up on screen.
Knowing Lewis, though, the chances are it was something not suitable for broadcasting pre-watershed (when we interviewed the singer last year, he managed to drop the F-bomb a total of 17 times in the space of 20 minutes).
And suffice to say, fans on Twitter were disappointed not to have been able to see the speech in full...
Lewis Capaldi gets a full “audio muted” because of course. #BRITS— Scott Reid 🔍 (@scottreid1980) February 18, 2020
Lewis Capaldi downing a bottle of Red Stripe live on stage and getting his entire acceptance speech for Best New Artist muted is exactly what I needed to see 😂😂😂 #Brits2020— Tom Levins (@Tom_Levins) February 18, 2020
#Brits2020 What did Lewis Capaldi say for his speech? Anyone in the audience able to help?— Steph is real tired of this 🦄 🦋 🦊 🌟 (@Melancholic4Evr) February 18, 2020
Love the thought of the media stuck in the arena with no mobile signal all desperate to tweet what Lewis Capaldi said in his speech #BRITs— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) February 18, 2020
@LewisCapaldi awww man well done, but stupid ITV cut yer speech what did you say 🤔🤔🤔— rosaleen tracey (@RosaleenTracey) February 18, 2020
We should launch an investigative podcast to find out what was in Lewis Capaldi's speech #Brits2020— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) February 18, 2020
Fans in the arena have claimed on social media the singer said “thank you very fucking much”, before leaving the stage.
It’s fair to say that this year’s Brit Awards truly belonged to Lewis Capaldi. Not only did he perform his chart-topping ballad Someone You Loved early in the night, he was also nominated for a total of four awards, more than any other star on the night, joint with Dave.
He also well and truly stole the show on the red carpet, where he struck a variety of hilarious poses.
Check out all the photos from this year’s Brit Awards red carpet in the gallery below...
Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, JB Gill and Oritse Williams of JLS
Mabel and Neneh Cherry
Martin Kemp and Roman Kemp
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.