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Lewis Capaldi celebrates double win at Brits 2020

Werk it.
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Lewis Capaldi was all of us trying to pose as he rocked up to a Brits after party at The Ned after his double win (Picture: GC Images)

Lewis Capaldi was basically all of us as he thew some questionable poses in the direction of photographers while celebrating his double win at the Brits this year.

The Before You Go hit-maker rocked up to Universal’s star-studded after party held at The Ned in London and on his arrival, he threw up some peace signs and a quick thumbs up before making his way inside.

Werk it, Lewis. Werrrk.

The singer was undoubtedly loving life after winning two awards, best new artist and song of the year, thanks to his chart topper Someone You Loved, at this year’s Brits, held at the O2 on Tuesday night.

And, of course, he couldn’t help but address all the rumours that the hit was inspired by his ex-girlfriend Paige Turley, who, of course, is now starring on Love Island.

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Lewis has said before that it’s actually about his dead nan and Paige was the inspo behind another of his tracks, Hold Me While You Wait. But wanting to put it out there one time, Lewis set the record straight in true Capaldi fashion.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX (10560873o) Lewis Capaldi 40th Brit Awards, Universal Music After Party, The Ned Hotel, London, UK - 18 Feb 2020
Lewis threw up some peace signs as he headed into Universal’s Brits bash (Picture: Rex)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Lewis Capaldi seen attending the BRIT Awards 2020 Universal afterparty at the Ned hotel on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by GORC/GC Images)
Lewis gave a quick thumbs up on his way inside (Picture: GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Lewis Capaldi attends the Universal Music BRIT Awards after-party 2020 hosted by Soho House & PATRON at The Ned on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Universal Music & Soho House)
The Someone You Loved hit-maker dropped to one knee for a quick snap inside the party (Picture: Getty)

‘Hello, hahaha. Hello. My name is Lewis, thanks very much for this,’ he said on stage while accepting his award.

‘Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend who you can now see every night on Love Island.

‘But it is actually about my grandmother who sadly, sadly passed away a few years ago and I hope to God that ITV don’t contact her to be a on a reality dating TV show.’

Lewis Capaldi with the Brit Award for British Album of the Year and the Brit Award for Best New Artist in the press room at the Brit Awards 2020 held at the O2 Arena, London. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 18, 2020. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Lewis won best new artist and song of the year at the Brits 2020 (Picture: PA)
Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX (10555695i) Paige Turley and Finn chat. 'Love Island' TV Show, Series 6, Episode 33, South Africa - 13 Feb 2020 Couples Discuss Headline Challenge?? Shaughna Pulls Demi for a Chat Shaughna Tells Luke M How She Feels Demi and Luke M Discuss the Developments Finn Gets a Text Announcing That a Recoupling is on the Horizon
Lewis’ ex Paige Turley is now starring on the winter series of Love Island (Picture: Rex)

Lewis finished: ‘But thank you so much, this has been the best, best year of my life.’

Ahead of the Brits, Lewis proved he hasn’t always been dominating in the music biz and actually it took a while for people to see him as a serious artist.

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Taking to Instagram, Lewis shared a savage rejection text he was sent once when he was 17 years old, with the sender calling him an ‘amateur’ and suggesting he ‘sounds pants’.

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It read: ‘I’d like to give you some constructive criticism here as I’m guessing your new-ish to the scene.

‘To be honest, you need to work on your approach here, the first line put me off, “looking for paid gigs”, and your whole profile shouts amateur.

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‘You’re trying to cover too many bases and there really isn’t a genre “singer/songwriter”… and “we often have people up dancing to our stuff” no, it sounds pants.

‘And I’d have a hard time getting people interested in “Adam and Lewis” so I’d sort that out too. Hope you don’t think that’s me being harsh, I’m trying to help you guys as playing live music is awesome and well done for having some balls.’

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Two Brit Awards later and we reckon that sender’s now kicking themselves, you?

Brit Awards 2020 winners list

Best new artist – Lewis Capaldi

Female solo artist – Mabel

Male solo artist – Stormzy

Best group – Foals

Song of the year – Lewis Capaldi

Mastercard album of the year – Dave

International female solo artist – Billie Eilish

International male solo artist – Tyler, The Creator

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