Singer Tallia Storm opens up about her controversial BRIT awards red carpet outfit. 

Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas, the Scottish popstar spoke candidly about her decision to wear a bikini and faux fur to the BRITs: “Growing up, popstars to me were like Lady Gaga meat dress, Katy Perry blue hair, Miley Cyrus naked at the VMAs. Those were the posters on my wall. I’ve done the BRITs seven years, this is my eighth year so I felt like I had to just do it, let’s go. People underestimate me but that’s the best part.” 

The 24-year-old explained the thought process behind wearing her parents’ swimwear brand: “The bikini was a Harti Swim sample. I was trying them on for my mum and I thought “wait a minute, I think we’re missing a trick here. I think this sample needs to be worn somewhere else other than my sitting room. That was how the moment was born.” 

She continued: “I was dripping in sweat. It was actually really bad. I underestimated the power of a moonboot. I’m wearing moonboots, I’m wearing [faux] fur on top of the moonboot, I’m wearing a furry hat and I kept the jacket closed. I was so excited to get out of that outfit.” 

Later in the interview, Tallia opened up about her pinch-me moment meeting Lewis Capaldi at the BRITs afterparty hosted by Universal: “We were on my rapper friend Ardee’s table and right opposite him was Lewis Capaldi’s table. I’d never actually properly met him, I’d seen him at stuff but I’d never properly met him and obviously he’s a Scottish legend. So I went up to him and said “hi!” and he said “I know who you are! Tallia Storm”. I had my brother next to me and he said “The Hartmann’s! And Tessa!”. I thought there is no way Lewis Capaldi knows who we are.” 

Listen to the full episode of Access All Areas, also featuring Tom Aspaul and Vincent Simone here.