Charlie Brooker denies prior knowledge of David Cameron pig allegations before writing ‘Black Mirror’

2011 episode of Brooker's TV show involved PM having sex with a pig

Black Mirror writer Charlie Brooker has denied having prior knowledge of the allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron put a private part of his anatomy in the mouth of a dead pig while at university.

Brooker spoke out about the alleged incident, which has come to light as part of a new book written by the Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft, as it closely mirrors an episode of his TV show in which a fictional prime minister is forced to have sex with a pig. The episode, titled ‘The National Anthem’, aired on Channel 4 in 2011.

In the episode, the PM (played by Rory Kinnear) must have sex with a pig in order to secure the safe release of a kidnapped Princess Susannah, Duchess of Beaumont (Lydia Wilson).


As Twitter users discussed the story online overnight, Brooker joined the conversation and clarified that he had never heard the allegations before. “Just to clear it up: nope, I’d never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out.”

Ashcroft’s unofficial biography of Cameron is titled Call Me Dave and involves claims that an MP has seen photographic evidence of the PM putting a private part of his body into a dead pig’s head as part of a Bullingdon Club initiation ritual at Oxford University.

A Downing Street spokesperson has declined to comment on the speculation with a party source saying that the alleged incident was “utter nonsense”.

The book is being serialised this week by the Daily Mail. It is also claimed that Cameron was part of a “dope-smoking group” called the Flam Club who would smoke marijuana and listen to Supertramp together.

See Brooker’s tweets below: