Written by Stella Kordun
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Topics: David Cameron

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Previously best known for his athletic backflips on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show presenter Matt Baker completed a Paxo-style questioning of Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron on 'The One Show' last night.

In a highly contentious move, Matt Baker asked of the Prime Minister, "How on earth do you sleep at night?"

Now, some commentators have stipulated that this line of questioning was purely innocent, meaning, "How on earth, in your busy schedule, do you find time to sleep at night?" Others though, have claimed that the meaning behind Baker's question is clear. "How on earth, you capitalist stinking, uncaring bastard, do you sleep at night?"

Those who believed that Matt Baker's line of questioning was innocent say that the particular question was asked at the end of the interview.

John Wiggleswick, from the BBC asks, "What purpose would Mr Baker have in putting a serious question at the end of the interview? Obviously casual, light-hearted questions are the order of the day. Why leave a serious probing question like that, in its proposed meaning, at the end?" Because Matt Baker was being a sheepish coward and did it as a schoolboy dare and a laugh was the common echo. Even Alex Jones, Baker's co-host on the show let out a gasp.

We decided to put it to a poll amongst 'The One Show' viewers. 'What was the meaning behind Matt Baker's question of the prime minister, David Cameron', " "Just very quickly, how on earth do you sleep at night?"

1) Purely an innocent question
2) Get out of here now you contemptuous hound

The result? Well, a clear vote

1) 1%
2) 99%

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