Paul Weller has revealed that he “couldn't wait to get home” after he failed to win the Mercury Prize last week.
As we all know, the Jam former star, was one of the favourites to get The Mercury Prize with his recent album 'Wake Up The Nation' , but eventually lost out to The xx.
In an interview, Weller revealed that he went home straight after the announcement was made so he could watch TV. “I'd been there all day, being old and miserable, I couldn't wait to get home,” he said. “I thought, I've had enough of this. I wasn't doing my upset diva bit, I just wanted to go home and watch telly."
Weller also admitted that he found it “hard to get excited” about the down-tempo sound of The
xx's self-titled winning album. “It's not really my sort of thing. I'm not putting them down, just because they beat me,” he added.