Last night, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie appeared on BBC’s This Week to discuss why he thinks that a Hard Brexit could spell disaster for the UK.
Yes you read that correctly, it actually happened and it’s the kind of bonkers booking that could only really happen in the upside down world of 2018.
“Politically, we’re going backwards, we’re going back to the 30s”, Gillespie told host Andrew Neil in an impassioned address.
Incredibly, this wasn’t even the weirdest thing to happen. As Neil drew the show to a close he encouraged his guests to take part in the Skibidi challenge – a particularly irritating dance phenomenon that is infecting the internet like a bad case of the clap.
Bobby Gillespie regretting his decision to appear on this week while the others dance is my new jam pic.twitter.com/6z306L8ET2
— Dave Gorman (@DaveGorman) October 18, 2018
But while Neil joined Michael Portillo and Labour’s Caroline Flint in delivering a dad-dancing masterclass, Gillespie knew better than to lower himself to their level of cringe.
Instead, he sat there with a stony silence like a goddamn champ. A look that says “I’m the man who made Screamadelica and I’m not lowering myself to your level”.
More importantly, it reminds us of being dragged to a godawful nightclub for one more drink at 4AM when our beds seem like the only logical destination.
In a nutshell, it was pure magic, and a strong contender for the best TV moment of 2018. This lot thought the same too.
— The Agitator (@UKDemockery) October 19, 2018
Oh mate. Bobby Gillespie. Fucking wonderful. https://t.co/4jbEnlxmW3
— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) October 19, 2018
Bobby Gillespie here enjoying the delights of transdimensional purgatory in the BBC's Red Room.
Note: As long as Bobby stares into the abyss, he keeps it at bay. However, any quixotic rescue attempt will result in temporal confusion, national hubris & spiritual failure #letsrock pic.twitter.com/0hMyD83xTG
— Tom Benn (@Tom_Benn) October 19, 2018
— Matt Carle (@mcarle17) October 18, 2018
I can’t breathe? @ScreamOfficial Bobby Gillespie‘s face having been denied any real political debate on #bbctw to then be greeted by Michael Portillo & co dancing for no bloody reason is at once hilarious and the most depressing expression of British political debate…. pic.twitter.com/IKMNbYdW1v
— Mary Swan (@TheMarySwan) October 18, 2018
The lesson to learn here is simple – be more Bobby.