4 July 2013 Neil Hamilton dancing in a perspex box having fish poured on him 2005 was weird. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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) › Why Theresa May should back down on immigration bonds Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!