Three members of the Cabinet subscribe to my Twitter feed. Please explain for some of the less “with-it” crowd what a Twitter is? Well, Twitter is a website where you can essentially leave messages of up to 140 characters and no longer. – OK, Lee’s team.
– You made it sound so dynamic! I can see why it’s so popular! I can’t! Why did you sign up? Because someone on it was impersonating me. What? Someone on Twitter was pretending to be me and putting messages on it like, “Going to Peep Show production meeting. Everyone there is an arsehole”, which I did not wish to be published under my name. And who are the Cabinet ministers? They are Andy Burnham, the Culture Secretary, Alistair Darling, who is the Chancellor of the Exchequer… Can you say “Exchequer” like that again?! – MUTTERING:
– The Chancellor of the Exchequer. And Alan Johnson. Is it any wonder the financial crisis we’re in? – How many followers do you have?
– About 27,000. What sort of information would you be giving that’s so interesting that they’re gonna follow you, of all the people in the country? – I think you can follow…
– I sounded really confrontational! – LEE MACK:
– You really are full of nastiness! You’re a very popular young man in the current entertainment “scene” and a lot of people enjoy his work and they want to get close to him and they follow him. – I’ve been on Question Time.
– He’s been on Question Time
– I’m a political force, Charlie! – Lee, let’s have a guess.
– I think it could be true.
– It’s a lie.
– It’s a lie, it’s a lie! If anyone is talking to Cabinet members, it’s Dave Mitchell! He’s not talking. He never… He doesn’t really say much. Frankly, you’re boring on there! – I think it might be true.
– Are you saying true?
– You can say that if you wanna lose the game! OK, it’s a lie. – A lie? Charlie?
– I’m absolutely convinced it’s a lie! I think it’s true and I’m gonna go with you two, but particularly you if it goes wrong! So you’re saying it’s a lie? David, is it true? It is…a lie. It is a lie, a very big lie. There are not three members of the Cabinet who subscribe to David’s Twitter feed. I myself don’t get all the fuss about Twitter. People have forgotten the simple pleasure of sitting down and talking to friends on Skype..