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Armando Iannucci’s Catharsis Aboard The BBC Luvvie Boat

by | 10th, May 2010

MORE on that BBC election night boat party that failed to sink. On the Silver Sturgeon, Armando Iannucci tells Indy readers of the looming horror as he realised that stood amid the nodding heads, know alls, entitled and cultural elite he fitted right in.

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“My main epiphany came earlier when I walked on to the BBC’s now-notorious election barge, to be greeted with the sight of a hundred celebrities and swanky public figures. Its unsettling to realise you’re regarded as one of them. I’d been promised proper debate but instead stood next to Joan Collins while the thrice-divorced star of The Stud and The Bitch praised Cameron’s family values. We lost electrical power, which meant we didn’t know what was going on. Neither were we being broadcast, anathema to any self-respecting celebrity. It was the dawning realisation that none of this actually mattered, that the collective views of the commentariat and entertainocracy were irrelevant to the sophisticated earthquake taking place outside, that suddenly hit home.”


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