Nigel Farage’s decision to go boozing with ‘The Posh Couple of Gogglebox’ backfired spectacularly
Last night on Channel 4, Nigel Farage had his ‘William Hague baseball cap moment’ when he tried to get down with the masses by having dinner with what he perceived to be one of Britain’s most amusing couples, Dominic and Stephanie Parker AKA ‘The Posh Couple of Gogglebox’.
The 23:48 minute show opened with ‘Steph and Dom’ – who own what has been termed Britain’s smartest B&B – looking at images of the leader of UKIP and making such comments as “he gurns a lot” and “he makes a great punk”.
Subsequently, when Farage arrived at the £3.5 million Grade I listed mansion owned by the duo, Mrs Parker asked of the pronunciation of Farage’s name: “Is it like Fa-rage, ga-rage or fr-idge?”, the MEP answered: “As long as they vote for me, that’s what matters”. From here on in, it was downhill all the way.
In the coming minutes, accompanied by music such as XTC’s Making Plans for Nigel, Mr Parker managed to sprayed beer over Farage’s trousers. Then when the politician subsequently spilt wine on himself after tripping on a step, Mrs Parker produced a pair of leather trousers for him to borrow whilst her staff pressed the politician’s damp parts. Instead, when he opted to borrow Mr Parker’s jeans, the hostess quipped:
“I’ve given him some old ripped jeans… I think he should wear them in Europe… He looks like a f**king member of Bros”.
As the booze continued to flow, Farage was questioned on subjects ranging from what he’d sacrificed to be in politics (and repeatedly went on about how poor he was) to whether he wants to be Prime Minister (he doesn’t, “changing the country excites me”). Though he tried to laugh off ‘Steph and Dom’s’ drunken moments in an attempt to amuse the nation, he instead just made an utter fool of himself.
Last night, Farage confined William Hague’s baseball cap moment to second place in terms of the most cringeworthy attempts to identify with the public. Well done to Steph and Dom: You’ve shown this man for what he truly is.
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