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.
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.
Hey @antanddec – have you heard of Jeremy Corbyn?
— Jacka (Born near Barnard Castle) Garth (@SocialBeastie) August 18, 2016
Who? ???? https://t.co/WCv3ZZ6mUy
— antanddec (@antanddec) August 18, 2016
See, Jeremy? This is the kind of fun you’ve been missing out on. Sort yourself out.