Joanna Page was drawn into a Twitter spat last night as users of the social networking site discussed ITV1 show Super Tiny Animals.
One tweeter, @julesyog, described the show – about specially bred micro animals – as “uncomfortable” viewing, calling the practices it depicted “cruel” – and she took the Gavin and Stacey actress to task, mistakenly believing she had provided the voiceover for the show.
In fact, Super Tiny Animals was narrated not by Welsh actress Page but by Lancastrian Jane Horrocks (starring this Christmas in Absolutely Fabulous). A barrage of tweets in defence of Page followed from incensed Twitter users.
@shotbykim tweeted: “If you live in the uk and can’t tell a Lancashire accent from a Welsh accent you fail” while TV vet Marc Abraham, who has appeared on shows including This Morning, Breakfast and Daybreak, said: “I can also most certainly vouch for lovely @jopage_ who’s a true animal lover & would never condone that cruelty.”
Page was quick to distance herself from the show and hit back at the misguided tweeter, saying: “the voice was jane horrocks who has a lancashire accent. I’m welsh. I’m passionate about animals + would never condone puppy farming or animals as accessories. Get your facts right before you make accusations.”
Page, who describes herself in her Twitter biography as “mother to beautiful jack russel (sic) dog”, said: “didn’t watch [Super Tiny Animals] but it sounds awful.Really annoyed some stupid girl has linked me to it cos she thinks I have lancashire accent!”
@julesyog later said she had apologised to Page for the misunderstanding.