Jeremy Paxman bowed out of his role as Newsnight’s arch inquisitor last night, and a nation paid its respects.
The BBC2 current affairs show punched well above its weight in the ratings with an overnight audience of 1.1 million – almost as much as Big Brother! Meanwhile, London Mayor Boris Johnson treated Jezzer to a tandem bike ride around the capital, Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow took part in a bizarre sing-song outside the BBC building and, of course, Twitter made jokes…
Where to watch it?
@TheMediaTweets I asked if my local was showing it on the big screen, they just looked at me blankly. Weird.
— Tom McLaughlin (@_TomMcLaughlin) June 18, 2014
Boris takes Jeremy for a ride…
“This is like being the back end of a pantomime horse!”
Jon Snow serenades Paxman
Be warned, this clip has a high cringe factor…
What next for Paxman?
Wishing Jeremy Paxman all the best in his new role as Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts #Newsnight
— Martin Porter (@jackdaddy1975) June 19, 2014
Jeremy Paxman to have eyebrow surgically lowered before being introduced back into mainstream society.
— Dave (@Join_Dave) June 19, 2014
If your not watching Newsnight, a donation number keeps flashing under Paxman at bottom of screen saying: Help JP Retire Comfortably.
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) June 18, 2014
The regeneration game
Is it true that in the final 5 minutes of tonight’s #newsnight Jeremy Paxman will regenerate & turn into Eddie Mair ?…
— patrick mccafferty (@mccaffepj) June 18, 2014
Though I am hopeful Paxo will regenerate into Emily Maitlis at the end of this episode #newsnight
— Rob Stevens (@RobzillaThe2nd) June 18, 2014
Does Paxman regenerate tonight or do we have to wait for the Christmas special? #newsnight
— MirrorJames (@MirrorJames) June 18, 2014
— Chris Williams (@ChrisDWilliams) June 18, 2014
The end of an era
Paxo on #Newsnight. Ye-e-e-e-ss. Is it the end of an era? Is it? Perhaps you can now answer my question? Is it the end if an era? Well?
— Dr Evan Harris (@DrEvanHarris) June 18, 2014