Dan Walker, 43, found fans taking aim at him on Twitter after he praised the BRIT Awards 2020 host Jack Whitehall’s performance during the show that aired on Tuesday night. This is the third year running the comedian has been at the helm of the prestigious music awards, that saw multiple acts perform and take home big accolades, including two-time winner Lewis Capaldi and grime artists Stormzy and Dave.
And, while social media was chock full with praise for the winners, Dan took the opportunity to congratulate the host for his work presenting the two hour show.
In view of his 619,800 Twitter followers, the BBC host posted: “Some decent stuff on #Brits2020 tonight.”
“@jackwhitehall does a great job holding it all together #thebritawards,” he wrote, alongside clapping emojis to express his delight.
But the sweet gesture wasn’t met with the same sentiments from fans also watching the show.
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Taking to the comments section, viewers shared their thoughts on how the comedian handled his hosting duties, referring to it as “absolutely awful” and “a shambles.”
One fan retorted: “Not sure about that Dan…”
“Wrong crowd for this comedian. Uncomfortable viewing,” another sighed.
A third slammed: “Worst Brits in its history. Centred around Harry Styles. No stars. Political messages. Drab songs. Over excited yanks. Even Rod struggled. Terrible. #thebritawards #Brits2020.”
Others asked the BBC Breakfast star to “expand on the decent stuff” he spoke about in his post and accused him of “just trying to be hip.”
There were some that agreed with Dan, applauding the host’s humorous jokes as he took aim at the stars.
Dan chose not to respond to the judgment, seeming to stand by his views that Jack did a good job.
But, the comedian won the respect of many at the start of the program with his sombre opening tribute to the late TV presenter Caroline Flack, who was found dead at her home on Saturday aged 40.
The tragic news took the industry by shock, and many thanked him for honouring her name.