Belfast Telegraph

Jeremy who? Ant and Dec tease Labour leader Corbyn

Ant and Dec took a cheeky shot back at Jeremy Corbyn after he failed to recognise the popular presenters during a TV debate.

The Geordie duo - who made their names on Byker Grove and have gone on to present I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway - were asked by a Twitter user if they had heard of the Labour leader.

"Who?" they tweeted back with a winking emoji.

The response came after Mr Corbyn and his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith were tested on their pop culture knowledge during a live debate on the BBC News Channel's Victoria Derbyshire show on Wednesday.

He failed to identify Labour supporters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly when shown a photo of the pair.

He told host Derbyshire: "I cannot name them, I'm really sorry."

After being told who they were, he added: "I hope they'll be happy about this. They sent a letter of support. I will apologise humbly for my mistake. I do apologise, it's all right."

One Twitter fan of Ant and Dec was quick to suggest they sign Corbyn up for the next series of I'm A Celebrity and its infamous Bushtucker Trials.

"He won't forget you then!" wrote user @Greavsie74.


From Belfast Telegraph