Brits 2016: Foals get caught in traffic on way to ceremony, pizza delivery driver saves the day

"If his pizzas are as good as his getaway driving, I would definitely recommend"

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 26 February 2016 13:10
Foals were nominated for Best British Group at Brit Awards 2016
Foals were nominated for Best British Group at Brit Awards 2016

Foals were in the running for Best British Group at Wednesday night's Brit Awards ceremony but almost never made it to the ceremony at all.

The band were on their way to London's 02 Arena when a cab drove them directly into gridlocked traffic in North Greenwich before an unlikely saviour crossed their paths.

Drummer Jack Bevan recounted the band's travails on Twitter, revealing that - after a brief stretch hitchhiking outside the Blackall Tunnel - "a total hero" picked them up and drove them straight to the venue's doors.

It turns out said "total hero" was a pizza delivery driver based in South East London town Eltham.

It's unclear whether the driver was mid-delivery or not but if you saw Foals hitchhiking on the side of the road, we're sure you'd stop to pick them up too.

Speaking to NME on the evening, frontman Yannis Philippakis spoke out in defence of controversy-monger Kanye West saying: "I like [his] presence in the world as much as any of the music."

"[He's] one of the few people out there that's actually taking risks."

The biggest winner of the evening was Adele, who swept the board with a total of four trophies.

Foals are currently embarking on a UK arena tour ahead of numerous festival dates throughout the summer.

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