During the hourlong preshow, Harris introduced musical numbers, welcomed surprise guests and conducted sit-down interviews with co-hosts Elton John and his husband David Furnish. Harris addressed the unusual structure of this year’s fete at the beginning of the evening, asking John and Furnish if they had ever imagined they would be virtually hosting the event.
“It’s actually a pain,” John responded, to the laughter of both Harris and Furnish.
He went on to explain, “It’s not a pain, I’m joking. But I wish we could be there. It’s more fun to be there, but this is the