Neil Hamilton dancing in a perspex box having fish poured on him

2005 was weird.

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In 2005, Johnny Vegas had a TV show called 18 Stone of Idiot. It ran for six episodes, and was not commissioned for a second series. One of the recurring segments on it was titled "Humiliate a D-list celebrity". The first episode filled this slot with former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton dancing in pespex box while Vegas and an audience member pour fish over him.

I tell you this now because even knowing all of that I still cannot quite work out why this clip actually exists:

(Thanks to Alex Little for digging up to compilation this was cut from)

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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