Kelvin Mackenzie offers Stephen Tall £5000 to fulfil his pledge to run down Whitehall naked…

Remember that pledge of Stephen Tall’s that he’d run naked down Whitehall if we were down to 24 seats in the election? Well, he has been reminded about it every time he’s appeared on the Daily Politics since. Back on the programme yesterday, he was put in an awkward position when former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie offered £5000 to charity for Stephen to do it. So long as the legal issues can be overcome, there doesn’t seem to be a way he can get out of it now. From the Telegraph:

Stephen Tall, co-editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, was asked on the BBC’s Daily Politics show why he had not yet delivered on his promise to run nude if his party lost half of its seats.

The Sun’s former editor Kelvin MacKenzie, who appeared on the same show, then offered Mr Tall £5,000 to complete the challenge.

Mr Tall and Mr MacKenzie shook hands on the promise that he would carry out the task in return for the money being donated to his chosen charity.

See the exchange on iPlayer here.

Stephen took to Twitter to repent in 140 characters.

Stephen will be appearing at the Resolution Foundation fringe this lunchtime, fully clothed, we hope.You can see him at 1pm talking about revamping the Liberal Democrat approach to social justice in the Avon room at the Bournemouth International Centre.

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13 Comments

  • I saw this live yesterday – it was hilarious! I don’t think Stephen can get out of this now. And expect Paddy to be similarly challenged about ‘eat my hat’ .

  • Steer clear of pigs, Stephen!

  • Nick Collins 22nd Sep '15 - 2:00pm

    Phyllis,

    Paddy has already consumed some edible millinery on live tv.

  • Nick hi yes I saw Paddy eating a hat-shaped cake but on that basis, Stephen could ‘ streak’ down Whitehall wearing a flesh-coloured body stocking. I really hope Stephen shows that he is a man of his word and does it properly. Though I would be quite happy if he did it in the middle of the night when there is no-one else around, if only to save his kids from future embarrassment.

  • If Stephen manages to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity in the process then it can only enhance his reputation.

  • I thought you were really good on The Daily Politics Stephen 🙂

  • nvelope2003 23rd Sep '15 - 9:56am

    Why do Liberal Democrats keep making promises they must know they will/might not be able to keep. It makes the party look ridiculous. Time to think before you speak. It is called growing up though it seems many people never do.

  • James Hardy 23rd Sep '15 - 5:25pm

    why not get some volunteers to run in front and behind him holding some banners at an appropriate height. Just to protect a modicum of his modesty

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