ROYAL ASCOT viewers were convinced rapper Big Narstie was smoking a huge spliff during a live interview – leaving them in stitches.
The grime artist and TV star has a horse named after him that races in the 5pm race on the third day of the prestigious reunion.
But all eyes were on what he had between his fingers during a brilliant conversation with ITV presenters Oli Bell and Chris Hughes.
Eagle-eyed punters were quick to photograph Big Narstie’s prop, posting the snaps online.
And the man himself cracked them up – especially since his interview took place within 15 minutes of a very different conversation with the Duchess of Cornwall.
ITV Racing posted a clip of Big Narstie’s interview online, but removed the edit early on where he was seen smoking.
The clip always included the ending, where Big Narstie, who was on Tenerife, raises his hand towards the camera.
The bettors couldn’t believe what they saw – and absolutely loved it.
One said: “Cut live on Big Narstie zooming in at Royal Ascot because he owns a horse and is sitting there at steakhouse.”
Another posted: “Big Narstie flares up in the middle of an interview.”
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Another viewer wrote: “Big Narstie has a live doob on #ITVRacing.”
One said: “Big Narstie smoking joints live on ITV.”
Another wrote: “@bignarstie interviewed on ITV Royal Ascot while boshing a spliff made my day!”
While another Twitter user posted: “This appearance of Big Narstie on @itvracing was hilarious.”
Big Narstie hailed the rider who bears his name as the “very first rasta horse” after his victory at Lingfield in January.
The Richard Spencer star has pulled off a bet under a brilliant ride from Hayley Turner – who will ride him at Ascot.
Speaking after the win, Spencer said: “Owner Phil Cunningham’s son Aidan reached out to Big Narstie and told him to support him, so I hope he was there.
“He came to the yard to see the horse last year and enjoyed the visit, and spent time in Aidan’s recording studio in London.”
Big Narstie is well known for enjoying cannabis and talks about it publicly – last year he said it should be “fully legalized”.
He’s been shown doing “grass yoga” on Instagram before.
The horse that bears his name is currently a 50-1 big hit to win the top prize of £ 40,500.
And Big Narstie promised to ‘totally get out of my nut’ if he does.
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