Jeremy Paxman Was Once Told To Start Tweeting And Absolutely Hated It

Great if you like passive aggressive tweets about bath plugs.

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Outgoing Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman last night told Channel 4 News that Twitter is "an activity for people who have got nothing going on in between their ears, or nothing going on in their lives" and added "I don’t want people to follow me".

But in the process he accidentally confirmed that @JeremyPaxman is his real personal Twitter account: "I was asked to tweet once by some previous editor of this programme. I could think of four tweets, I think. I tweeted once about how I was going to have a cup of tea and I couldn’t decide between a digestive biscuit and a rich tea…”

This is Jeremy Paxman's total contribution to Twitter:

It starts informative.

Then reflective.

Just occurred to me. Where would we be without bath plugs?

Jeremy Paxman@JeremyPaxman

Just occurred to me. Where would we be without bath plugs?

3:04 PM - 24 Jan 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

He ponders the weather.

Grey skies. I think I might take an umbrella with me when I go out.

Jeremy Paxman@JeremyPaxman

Grey skies. I think I might take an umbrella with me when I go out.

3:04 PM - 25 Jan 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

He ponders his tea.

Just contemplating a cup of tea. Rich Tea or digestive? I simply can't decide.

Jeremy Paxman@JeremyPaxman

Just contemplating a cup of tea. Rich Tea or digestive? I simply can't decide.

3:44 PM - 25 Jan 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

He just gives up.

These walking-around phones are something, aren't they?

Jeremy Paxman@JeremyPaxman

These walking-around phones are something, aren't they?

4:24 PM - 30 Jan 12ReplyRetweetFavorite