Ant and Dec had the best response to Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to recognise them

Oh, you guys

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Yesterday’s Labour leadership debate between Jeremy Corbyn and challenger Owen Smith had a surprisingly offbeat pop culture twist, when Corbyn revealed that he had a significant blind spot when it came to mainstream entertainment – he has no idea who Ant and Dec are.

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Presented with a picture of the Britain’s Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity hosts by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Corbyn looked pensive, and eventually said: “I cannot name them, I’m really sorry.”

For the last day, a nation has seethed in outrage to hear two national treasures so callously disregarded – but now the men themselves have responded to the whole kerfuffle, and it’s with the characteristic cheekiness that has endeared them to UK audiences all this time.

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See, Jeremy? This is the kind of fun you’ve been missing out on. Sort yourself out.