Cheg­gers dropped his pants – but no­body laughed!

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HATS off to Chan­nel 5 and the

team for pro­vid­ing the TV mo­ment of the year so far.

On Satur­day night they showed Keith Cheg­win des­per­ately try­ing to make his house­mates laugh – and fail­ing mis­er­ably.

I know ex­actly what you’re think­ing: so what’s new?

But this was dif­fer­ent. The lov­able Scouser had been given a “se­cret” task to make his house­mates chor­tle. What he didn’t re­alise is that they all KNEW about his mis­sion and had been or­dered not to laugh at any of his gags.

The com­pi­la­tion that fol­lowed, set to a sad pi­ano score, was pure po­etry.

An in­creas­ingly des­per­ate Cheg­gers traipsed around the house, scraping the bot­tom of his joke bar­rel like never be­fore.

At one point – I shit you not – he went to the ex­treme of de­lib­er­ately mak­ing his trousers fall down.

Any­one who re­mem­bers his, ahem, part in the game show will know why that should have raised a laugh.

As a spec­ta­cle, this episode was far cru­eller than any of the shouty “bul­ly­ing” bore-fest that has dom­i­nated the show to date – and much fun­nier.

Watch it on re­play if you dare. I swear it is that ex­cru­ci­at­ing, your meat and two veg will re­tract so far back into you that you could host

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