I'm sorry about the headline. There's no honour in re-hashing a joke that's currently ricocheting around Twitter like bullets from a jammed rifle. But to my defense, it really is the only way to describe the scene above. Earlier today, Joey Essex was invited to attend a Liberal Democrat press conference where Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg would be speaking.
Here's a forlorn Joey suffering his way through some boring speech or other:
Joey apparently once referred to Clegg as "Nick Leg" and believed his party was called the "Liberal Democats." This conference was presumably called so Clegg and Essex could make peace about the slip-up, because I can't think of any other reason why the Lib Dems would bother to show their faces at this point.
Thanks to Nick and his pals, we now live in a country where a guy like Joey can make a living out of being a thicko on TV. It's a really great thing, because had the former TOWIE star wanted to be, say, a lawyer when he grew up, he'd have been forced to hand over at least £9,000 in order to learn the trade. Perhaps Nick was thanking Joey for proving there's still hope for youngsters in Britain, despite his broken promise.
Months from now, Joey will look in the mirror and his gleaming smile will flash back at him, as he basks in the happy accident that is his career. Nick will do the same and his reflection will probably tell him to fuck off.