Rebel Wilson lays into Leonardo DiCaprio at BAFTAs: 'He does like them young'

Wilson took her moment as ceremony host to also roast Prince Andrew and JK Rowling

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Rebel Wilson took a swipe at Leonardo DiCaprio during last night’s BAFTA Awards for his notorious history of dating younger women.

Hosting the ceremony, the Australian actress joked to CODA star Emilia Jones: “I’ll give you the award for the person in the crowd Leonardo DiCaprio would find most attractive... He does like them young."

DiCaprio, currently dating 22-year-old model Camila Morrone, has seen his dating history treated as a favoured topic among award hosts.

Ricky Gervais also used his moments on stage as host of the Golden Globes 2020 to make fun of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star’s dating habits.

In his opening monologue Gervais, referring to a nominated movie, said: “[It’s] almost three hours long – it’s an epic. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end his date was too old for him.”

Throughout yesterday evening, Wilson continued to make jokes at celebrity’s expense.

Her jibes were aimed at members of the Royal family including Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

When introducing the Outstanding British Film category, she brought up Harry and Meghan’s 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview which was broadcast a year after the couple announced they were stepping down from the Firm.

On stage at the Royal Albert Hall she joked: “From drama to fantasy, Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview had it all.

"Unfortunately that's not nominated in this category but some incredible films are."

Ms Wilson also took a jab at the Duke of York's interview where he discussed his allegations of sexual assault against Virginia Giuffre.

“So, I was going to do a musical number as host, it was about Prince Andrew though um…” she started.

“Listen guys, no it’s not what you think, it was on roller-skates, it’s called Pizza Express,” she quipped.

“But don’t worry I’m not going to do it, I’m not going to sing, I’m saving my voice for the sequel to Cats.”

Following the awards, Ms Wilson also faced backlash for comments she made towards JK Rowling.

As the Australian actress opened the awards ceremony, she addressed the fact she was looking different and that she'd had a “transformation” after losing weight.

Referring to the controversy over the Harry Potter author’s views on transgender people, she quipped: “I hope JK Rowling still approves.”

Big winners at this year’s BAFTAs included The Power of the Dog which took home the biggest award of the evening for Best Film.

Will Smith won Best Leading Actor for his role as King Richard and Sir Kenneth Branagh's film Belfast won the award for Outstanding British Film.