The Thick of It creator, Armando Iannucci, has apologised to the nation for his latest project going entirely batshit.
“Although the original cast has moved on me and the writers wanted to keep the Thick of It going and so thought a live version would be fun,” he said. “It was supposed to be pop-up theatre performed around Westminster for a small crowd. Unfortunately our new characters and their grotesque ambitions and incompetence took on a life of their own and went rogue. Oops.”
As he gazed regretfully at the headlines Iannucci said that he still couldn’t quite believe the damage he and his team had unintentionally caused. “Look at these characters, we’ve got one from the Beano, a Pob rip-off and on the other side a desiccated Womble about to be overthrown by people so unmemorable and convictionless they might as well be some paper cups with frowns drawn on them.”
“I’m massively and unreservedly sorry. Of course on TV if you don’t like it you can change the channel. I’m not sure what the solution here is. Has anyone got former President Jed Bartlet’s number? Perhaps he and his old team could come over and sort us all out.”