Lewis Capaldi taught etiquette for parody video by celebrity expert paid thousands

He was taught how to sit, make small talk, and use cutlery properly.
Lewis Capaldi with his Song of the Year award on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 at the O2 Arena, London.Lewis Capaldi with his Song of the Year award on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 at the O2 Arena, London.
Lewis Capaldi with his Song of the Year award on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 at the O2 Arena, London.

Pop superstar Lewis Capaldi was taught how to introduce himself to people and how to sit and walk elegantly by a celebrity etiquette expert as part of a parody video shot in 2018.

The decision was made to pay thousands of pounds for lessons as a way of promoting his single Grace.

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Celebrity party organiser Liz Brewer was reportedly paid a five-figure sum for a three-hour etiquette crash-course in her home in London.

Ms Brewer’s previous clientele extended to Prince Charles and Richard Branson, but took on Capaldi’s preference for swearing in October 2018, shortly before the star released his hit Someone You Loved.

In three sessions with the etiquette expert, filmed for a video that was never released, Capaldi was taught how to introduce himself to people, shake hands and kiss, remember names and make small talk.

The second session covered how he should sit and walk elegantly, enter and leave a room with style and get in and out of a car correctly.

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The final lesson covered dining etiquette and involved the proper use of cutlery and how to speak to people at a dining table.

Whether carrying Buckfast on stage when collecting one of the biggest awards in music was covered by the lessons is unclear.

Ms Brewer said it was a shame that Capaldi has continued to swear and she hoped he would grow out of it.

Capaldi had to be muted on TV when he swore on stage during the Brit Awards while accepting his trophy for Best New Artist.

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Ms Brewer said: “He wasn’t a big star then and didn’t have the reputation he has now. But they must have thought he had potential to spend that money.

“He was a good pupil and listened carefully.”

She added that Capaldi had been the perfect pupil.

Ms Brewer said: “None of the classes included any swearing and he never swore when he was with me. He was a perfect pupil.

“It’s a great shame he feels he has to swear now as he’s a nice guy with huge talent.

“I think it’s an age thing and I’m sure he will grow out of it.”

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Capaldi also hit the headlines after he labelled Edinburgh acting legend Sean Connery a ‘bam’ in an interview with French news channel, France24.

When asked about his opinions on Connery, he said: “There’s a video of him talking about hitting women, and he says ‘sometimes they deserve a slap.’

“And you’re like Sean, no.”