I met a blue man in Plymouth

David Cameron's anecdotes have come under scrutiny since the leaders' debate. Left Foot Forward takes an evidence-based look at his blue friends in the south.

Our guest writer is Thomas J Blakeford

In Friday’s Guardian, Elaine and Jeremy Windhurst complained that:

“no one has yet commented on the amazing likeness of David Cameron to Iggle Piggle from In the Night Garden on CBeebies. Are we the only ones to have spotted his doppelganger?”

But Left Foot Forward can reveal that the uncanny resemblance was first noted in the same paper just under a year ago. On 23 April 2009, Tanya Gold wrote:

This week Tanya watched Hug a Hoodie: “A 2007 pornographic movie inspired by David Cameron.” Tanya also watched In the Night Garden: “I noticed the astonishing resemblance between Iggle Piggle and David Cameron. I dreamed about David Cameron. I will vote for Gordon Brown.”

And wind the clock back: Cameron’s tubthumpers at Conservative Home noticed the similarity when Nick Clegg was just a candidate for Lib Dem leader in October 2007:

“Then there’s David Cameron, whose looks apparently meet with female approval (though in my opinion he’s a deadringer for Iggle Piggle of CBeebies fame).”

So who would you rather have as Prime Minister?

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22 Responses to “I met a blue man in Plymouth”

  1. Ust Oldfield

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  2. James Graham

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  3. Natalia

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  5. Will Straw

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  6. Political Scrapbook

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  7. Lesley Shrosbree

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  9. meemalee's kitchen

    @BPOX This guy is our new Prime Minister http://bit.ly/deBikI Many of us dislike and fear him. He is not quite human.

  10. meemalee's kitchen

    @jamandcream Many have noticed the resemblance though http://bit.ly/deBikI

  11. Mia Spencer

    RT @meemalee: @goodshoeday Iggle Piggle http://bit.ly/deBikI

  12. The Dragon Fairy

    @Anonymoosh @thatsoph @themanwhofell http://t.co/5Wm3e9x :-/ #igglepiggle

  13. The Dragon Fairy

    David Cameron vs Iggle Piggle? http://t.co/tU1f5X55

  14. The Dragon Fairy

    David Cameron vs Iggle Piggle? http://t.co/tU1f5X55

  15. Dotty Sparkletoes

    RT @Puffles2010: David Cameron vs Iggle Piggle? http://t.co/rc5bW0lw >> GAH. The haaawwwwwrerr.

  16. Dotty Sparkletoes

    RT @Puffles2010: David Cameron vs Iggle Piggle? http://t.co/rc5bW0lw >> GAH. The haaawwwwwrerr.

  17. Andy

    good. Scary but good. “@Puffles2010: David Cameron vs Iggle Piggle? http://t.co/XZZ00T3k”

  18. fizz

    @Puffles2010 Brilliant – identical twins, parted at birth I suspect! http://t.co/707v6hef

  19. Andrew Fielding

    The question is…does the similarity between David Cameron and Iggle Piggle (http://t.co/GiS4FFqw) go more than skin deep? #igglecameron

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