Numerous tweeters had noted the similarity between the shrill, shallow, populist Carol Vorderman and the shrill, shallow, populist Sarah Palin before a member of the audience did so with some style, adding that that Boris Johnson wasn’t the only Tory on the panel.
Dimbleby had it about right:
“This programme is an hour … it felt like more to me”.
UPDATE 5 MARCH Guido has pitched in with this:
For someone who has been on television for donkey’s years, her performance last night was less than exemplary. Reading constantly from CCHQ briefing notes she gave a blizzard of Tory lines. As head of the Conservative “Maths Task Force” Vorderman seems to be edging towards a peerage, though this idea took a hit last night.
UPDATE 8 MARCH The internet, it seems, has an insatiable desire for all things Carol. Scrapbook is getting so many hits that it’s worthwhile posting some “highlights” (if you can call them that).