Charlie Brooker admits reading erotic fan fiction of him and David Mitchell having sex

Brooker says he'd consider turning it into a 'Black Mirror' episode

Charlie Brooker has revealed that erotic fan fiction written about him exists, and some of it involves him having sex with David Mitchell.

In an interview with Time Out, Brooker was asked whether or not he knew the stories existed, to which he replied: “Yes. Someone sent me some. I did read a bit but not very far because I thought: I don’t want this in my head.”

The plot of one of the more bizarre stories was explained to him during the interview. It starts with both of the comedians on the set of BBC show Would I Lie To You? , before an alien mind-control device (bought from a man in an underpass, apparently) allows them to read each other’s minds. Brooker quickly realises David has a crush on him, and soon they’re making passionate love.


Brooker was impressed with the premise and said he might adapt it into an episode of his TV series Black Mirror. Getting David Mitchell on board would be a must though, “Maybe I’ll psychically connect with David and ask him whether he’d consider appearing in that.” he joked, “Although, would me and David Mitchell doing a sex scene be weird? Maybe. There’s only one way to find out!”

Black Mirror will return for a third season on Netflix this Friday (October 21). It will run for six episodes in total.