Back in February 2016, you may remember that Sam Smith came in for a hell of a lot of criticism after winning 'Best Original Song' in a movie.

The young English singer had claimed that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar for his 'Spectre' theme 'Writing's on the Wall', which of course he wasn't - and it didn't go down well with people, many of whom accused him of being insensitive and failing to acknowledge those LGBT winners who had gone before him.

Now, he has discussed the flub in a new interview for his 'Sam Smith at the BBC' TV special.

"My head and mouth just didn't connect," he told Fearne Cotton. "Of course I know I wasn't the first gay guy to win an Oscar – I knew that.

"I felt awful the next day, and it almost ruined it for me." 

He also recently told Ellen De Generes during an appearance on her show that he had been drinking tequila that night, so... you put two and two together.

In any case, his new album 'The Thrill of It All' is out now.