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Ali G makes a comeback, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt on the red carpet and Jack Whitehall becomes the King of Comedy


Jack Whitehall looks like a gender reassigned barbie

Jack Whitehall looks like a gender reassigned barbie

There were plenty of LOLs last night at the British Comedy Awards and a festive sprinkle of controversy, too.

Ali G returned to collect a special award for Outstanding Achievement – more than a decade after he was named Best Newcomer at the event.

Obviously the brains behind the man from Staines, Sacha Baron Cohen, didn’t miss the opportunity for some edgy gags.

Making a reference to his gold outfit, he said: “A lot has changed in ten years, times are tough. I’ve even had to start getting my tracksuits from second hand clothes shops.”

Before turning around to reveal the word ‘Savile’ printed on the back.

Youthful comic Jack Whitehall was crowned King of Comedy at the Channel 4 bash.

Other winners include Charlie Brooker, named Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, and Harry Hill, whose TV Burp show was named the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme.

The award for Best Sitcom saw The Thick Of It, Rev and Twenty Twelve all lose out to Julia Davis’s SKY show Hunderby, which was also named Best New Comedy Programme.

The full list of winners follows:

Best Comedy Entertainment Personality – Charlie Brooker

Best Sitcom – Hunderby

Best Male TV Comic – Lee Mack

Best Comedy Entertainment Programme – Harry Hill’s TV Burp

Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist – Morgana Robinson

Best TV Comedy Actress – Rebecca Front

The Writers Guild of Great Britain – Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Best TV Comedy Actor – Peter Capaldi

Best Female TV Comic – Jo Brand

Best Sketch Show – Cardinal Burns

Best New Comedy Programme – Hunderby

Outstanding Achievement – Sacha Baron Cohen.


A remix of Nick Clegg‘s tuition fees apology released as a charity single is now 14/1 to reach number one in the charts.

The deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader showed unprecedented remorse on Wednesday night when he released a two-minute video apologising profusely for failing to stop the government’s plans to increase university tuition fees.

Within hours the video was given an auto-tuned remix complete with melody and in a bizarre twist was permitted by Mr Clegg himself to be released as a charity single.

Bookmakers have now given favourable odds for the Lib Dem leader to go all the way to number one.

Blog: Was Nick Clegg’s hearty political broadcast a wise move?

Paddy Power is offering odds of 25/1 that the single will debut at No 1, 14/1 that it will hit the top spot at any time before 2013, 200/1 that it becomes the Christmas No 1 and a longshot 150/1 that Nick Clegg will perform live at Glastonbury 2013.

A spokesperson for the bookmakers said: ‘Who knew that Cheryl Cole would be battling it out for the number one spot with Nick Clegg? If the government were looking for a way to connect with young voters, perhaps this is it.

‘We do however have one piece of advice for the deputy prime minister. Get in to the studio and start working on a follow-up single – no one likes a one hit wonder.’

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