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Joe Lycett leaves people in stitches as he doesn't stop trolling during appearance on BBC's new flagship show

Dominic Smithers

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Joe Lycett leaves people in stitches as he doesn't stop trolling during appearance on BBC's new flagship show

Joe Lycett has had people in stitches after his appearance on a new BBC politics show. Have a look:


The comedian was a guest on Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg where he was asked for his take on current affairs.

But Joe being who he is, he was never going to offer conventional answers to the questions around the Conservative Party leadership election.


Voting in the contest closed on Friday (2 September), with either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss set to become the country's new prime minister on Tuesday (6 September), taking over from Boris Johnson.

So sitting alongside Labour’s Emily Thornberry and former Number 10 employee Cleo Watson, the comic was asked by the host for his thoughts on Truss and her abilities as leader.

His response was thus: "I think the haters will say that we’ve had 12 years of the Tories and that we’re sort of at the dregs of what they’ve got available, and that Liz Truss is the backwash of the available MPs.

Joe Lycett has been praised for his top notch trolling. Credit: BBC
Joe Lycett has been praised for his top notch trolling. Credit: BBC

"I wouldn’t say that because I’m incredibly right wing, but some people might say that."

When the host said often 'consensus' in politics is wrong, Joe took another swipe at Truss.

He said: "As Liz said there, it would be wrong to predict the future – even though loads of people have predicted that we’re going to have real issues with paying our energy bills.

"But I think she’s right to say, 'Let’s not predict and see what happens next week'. I think she did the right thing there!"


Clearly not impressed by his flippant remarks, Kuenssberg hit back at her guest, saying: "There’s a serious point, Joe. She suggested there’s a big package of help coming this week to help people pay their bills."

To which Joe replied: "She was very clear what she said! I think we know exactly what’s going to happen. You’re reassured, I’m reassured, are you reassured?!"


But his comments weren't solely reserved for Truss, he also had a dig at Sunak's hopes of becoming the next prime minister.

He said: "He’s not going to be prime minister, so you may as well have interviewed Peter Andre."

Most of the viewers watching back home absolutely loved it, and praised Joe for his top trolling. One user said: "Big fan of @joelycett refusing to take an unserious person seriously."


Another chipped in: "Beyond brilliant. These ludicrous discussions & pretty much all political panels dance around the fact that we’re governed by dissembling imbeciles propelled to power by the epic lies of Brexit. Presenters like @bbclaurak are complicit. @joelycett just found the antidote. Genius."

"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit except when it’s delivered with such aplomb by @joelycett," put a third.

"He’s right who can “predict the future” except everybody who has bills to pay."

While another asked: "Has the BBC just put Joe Lycett on to troll #Kuenssberg?"

Some, however, weren't very impressed.

One confused critic remarked: "Oh dear, this Joe Lycett bloke is embarrassing. Important interview weirdly followed by a comedian being 'funny'. Cringe."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Politics, Boris Johnson, UK News, Viral

Dominic Smithers
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