Belfast Telegraph

Russell Brand: I’m here to serve

Russell Brand would like to be the British Prime Minister one day.

The comedian is currently making his views known on all of the politicians in the running for the General Election, which takes place across the UK next week. But it seems his interest in the subject has gone one step further, as the 39-year-old has admitted he would like to lead his country one day.

“I’ve already made my decision, I’m willing to serve. I’m here to serve,” he told The Big Issue. “I don’t make decisions any more. I have to be very careful. I’m a very egotistical man.”

With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that Russell would like to live behind the door of 10 Downing Street, the home of the Prime Minister. The star has made a number of TV appearances discussing the election and criticising politicians but he believes it is something that needs to be done.

“What would be the point of doing all this if it wasn’t at some point to implement the will of people?” he queried. “We have to create the circumstances, the infrastructure, the alliances, the knowledge, the manifesto."

Russell had previously branded voting “pointless” but it seems he’s had a change of heart. And while he has to wait a few more days before he can make his vote count, he does think what he decides can make a difference in his home country.

“For me until we can have a movement that has that kind of purchase and impact I’m just calculating what I would like to participate in, what I would like to endorse,” he explained. "It’s odd, cos I’ve only got one vote like everyone else’s but mine seems to have taken on some Willy Wonka superpower."

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