I’m so glad I hadn’t watched The Last Leg ahead of Nick Clegg’s appearance last night. It would not have been good for my health because I’d have been worrying about how he’d fare in that pretty brutal, blokey environment. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hilarious, but a massive risk for a politician. Even the next morning, in the light of day and the absence of red wine goggles, I still think, as I did last night, that he did very well.
The press hasn’t been quite as sniffy about it as I’d thought, but it’s early. Many of his fiercest critics won’t have sharpened their keyboards yet. Funnily enough, the Daily Mail didn’t like it. Who’d ever have thought that would happen?
The Metro, though, was largely complimentary with a readers’ poll showing 94% of respondents saying he was hilarious.