Ant and Dec have the perfect response to Jeremy Corbyn failing to recognise them
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.
Who? ð https://t.co/WCv3ZZ6mUy
— antanddec (@antanddec) August 18, 2016
Corbyn and his leadership rival, Owen Smith, were tested on their pop culture knowledge during a live debate on BBC One’s Victoria Derbyshire show on Wednesday.
But he failed to identify Labour supporters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly when shown a photo of the pair.
He told host Victoria: “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.
@antanddec Guys, maybe you should sign JC up for this years #Imaceleb and get a few bush tucker trials out of him, he won't forget you then!
— Paul (@Greavsie74) August 18, 2016
Another was quick to make a joke about the gaffe, comparing them to Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.
It easy to remember: Jeremy always stands on the right, John on the left. @antanddec @RossFootball pic.twitter.com/4OhVAgt1r4
— Dan D. Lyons (@newsfondue) August 18, 2016