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Joe Biden wins: Celebrity reactions, including Billie Eilish, Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling

Donald Trump is leaving the White House – and the world of film, TV and music couldn’t be happier

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 08 November 2020 08:59 GMT
Van Jones breaks down in tears on CNN after Joe Biden wins presidency

Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, beating Donald Trump – and the world of entertainment is reacting with joy.

The news was announced after Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, won Pennsylvania.

Protests have broken out in battleground states after Trump claimed without evidence that the election was being “stolen” from him in a speech which has been criticised by both Democrats and Republicans.

News channels in the US have refused to broadcast the former president’s speech following Biden’s victory due to his unfounded claims.

Celebrities have been posting celebratory messages since Biden was declared the 46th president.

Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Lizzo and Captain America star Chris Evans are just a few of the people to have posted.

Find all the best celebrity reactions as they rolled in below.


It’s official Donald Trump is out of the White House! In a tighter race than anybody could have predicted, Joe Biden has become the 46th US president – and there are a LOT of happy celebrities. We’ll be bringing you the best reactions as they come in.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:11

Obviously emotions are running high in the US right now, and a lot of celebs are posting their reactions, so we’ll bring them to you in a steady flow. Let’s start with Kerry Washington.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:17

Reese Witherspoon has called Biden and Harris’ victory “a tremendous moment”

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:18

Sacha Baron Cohen, whose Borat sequel was released just over a week before the election, has reacted.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:20

Carrie Coon, live from New York

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:33

Captain America himself, Chris Evans, used the opportunity to correct the former president.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:34

Lady Gaga is certainly not keeping a pokerface after learning the news.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:36

Kim Kardashian West here, seemingly confirming she never voted for her husband, Kanye.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:37

Stop everything – Chrissy Teigen has a comparison to make.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:48

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has pointed out that life is finally imitating art.

Jacob Stolworthy7 November 2020 17:56

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