PIER S MORGAN
I have come 15th on a list of things that most embarrass British people about being British. Even worse than me, according to the Ask Jeeves poll, are fellow Brits on holiday, reality TV shows, litter, MPs, the England football team, bankers, One Direction and (pleasingly) Simon Cowell.
But I am apparently considered more cringe-worthy than warm beer, Gordon Ramsay, public transport, xenophobia and TV soaps.
On a positive note, I was relieved to see ‘D-list celebrities’ appear separately at No 5, the clear implication being that I’m not one of those.
That really would be embarrassing.
Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany chortled with delight on Twitter tonight when his former club came back from 0-3 down to Arsenal to draw 3-3.
‘ OMG!! Ande r le cht !! exclaimed.
After I told him to ‘pipe down’, a better idea crossed my mind. ‘If I pay you £ 50 million, will you come and play for us?’ ‘Great club but no,’ he replied. Undeter red, I upped the bid. ‘£60 million and two Ferraris?’ ‘Those days have gone, Pearsie,’ he retorted (I forgive the typo on my name as he’s Belgian). ‘I play for glory.’