The One Show Presenter Gethin Jones had to awkwardly rephrase a question he asked Lizzo about Harry Styles.
Jones co-presented the series with Lauren Laverne in Wednesday’s (May 4) issue, which featured Lizzo as a guest.
The singer spoke via video link about her performance at the Met Gala earlier this week, as well as her forthcoming new album.
The interview immediately hit a wall, however, when Jones brought up the subject of Styles, which Lizzo performed with at Coachella last month.
“We know your last gig would have pretty much been Coachella when you performed with Harry Styles,” he said, adding, “You’re friends now – how come you’re friends of Harry? What’s going on there?”
Lizzo, apparently thinking Jones was questioning her friendship with Styles, repeated the question in disbelief and laughing. “What did you say?”
Jones apologized and said, “Sorry, that was English terminology.” He then rephrased the question and asked, “Have you become friends with Harry Styles lately?”
Another guest on the episode, radio DJ Sara Cox, was in the studio with Jones and could be seen laughing at the slip-up.
Lizzo then responded to his question, saying, “Um, not lately. We’ve been cool for a minute. When he covered my song and then I covered this song, we were happy with other good friends.”
At the end of the interview, Jones referenced the awkward moment and quipped, “‘Cool for a minute.’ We’ll be ‘cool for a minute’ with Sara shortly.”
Lizzo’s new album entitled Specialwill be released on July 15th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/harry-styles-lizzo-one-show-b2071749.html The One Show’s Lizzo interview hits an awkward wall when Gethin Jones is forced to change Harry Styles’ question