Earlier this month, protests from French fishermen off the coast of Jersey hit headlines as disgruntled workers took to the waters in opposition of new fishing rules post-Brexit. And while the protests were widely condemned by many in the UK, it continues to hit headlines as Jersey gives French fisherman until July 1 to meet the new rules. The protests also couldn’t escape the sights of comedian Jack Whitehall who fronted Tuesday’s BRIT Awards 2021 on ITV, as he joked the fishermen had ended up attacking Coldplay.
Coldplay had opened this year’s BRIT Awards by performing on a barge in the Thames just outside the O2 Arena.
Complete with fireworks and a light display, lead singer Chris Martin got the ceremony off to a rocking start alongside his bandmates.
As the ITV cameras returned to the studio, Jack continued with proceedings, welcoming Dua Lipa to perform a medley of her songs and dishing out the first few awards.
But before heading to one of the ceremony’s first ad breaks, he dropped a savage swipe aimed at the protests.