David Lammy's unfortunate answers to Celebrity Mastermind in 2009 resurface as ...

David Lammy's unfortunate answers to Celebrity Mastermind in 2009 resurface as ...
David Lammy's unfortunate answers to Celebrity Mastermind in 2009 resurface as ...
When new shadow foreign secretary David Lammy said the 2003 Rose Revolution took place in Yugoslavia and Marie Antoinette won the Nobel Prize: Labour MP's unfortunate answers to Celebrity Mastermind in 2009 resurface as he is given new role David Lammy MP was promoted this week in Labour's surprise reshuffle In 2009, he thought Henry VII acceded the throne after the death of Henry VII He also got a football question wrong about his beloved Tottenham Hotspur The MP since 2000 scored just 13, with eight coming from his specialist subject This week, he said he was 'honoured' to be the new shadow foreign secretary 

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Labour's new shadow foreign secretary once thought the 2003 Rose Revolution took place in Yugoslavia and that Marie Antoinette won the Nobel Prize for physics as footage of his appearance on Celebrity Mastermind resurfaced following his promotion.

David Lammy MP, who was given the new role by Sir Keir Starmer this week, provided a number of unfortunate answers when he appeared on the BBC quiz show in 2009.

During a general knowledge round in which he got just five answers right, the MP for Tottenham thought Red Leicester cheese accompanied port and that Henry VII acceded the English throne after the death of Henry VIII. 

Mr Lammy also got a question wrong about his beloved Tottenham Hotspur when he was asked who scored England's first goal of Fabio Capello's reign, choosing to go for Aaron Lennon instead of Jermaine Jenas.

But as Labour's new shadow foreign secretary, his answer in response to a question about the 2003 Rose Revolution will be most concerning.

Presenter John Humphrys asked 'which country's so-called "Rose Revolution" of 2003 led to the resignation of its president Eduard Shevardnadze', to which Mr Lammy responded 'Yugoslavia', when the correct answer was in fact Georgia.

David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, was this week promoted to shadow foreign secretary during a surprise reshuffle

David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, was this week promoted to shadow foreign secretary during a surprise reshuffle

During a surprise reshuffle on Monday, Starmer promoted a number of prominent centrist figures and demoting his key allies.

Mr Lammy took over the role of shadow foreign secretary from Lisa Nandy who was moved to face off against Michael Gove as shadow secretary for levelling up and communities.

After his promotion, Mr Lammy, who has been an MP since 2000, said: 'Honoured to be appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs.

'At a time when Britain is recasting itself on the world stage, I look forward to setting out Labour’s vision for a values-led foreign policy based on cooperation & internationalism.'

But within days of his promotion, his unfortunate appearance on Celebrity Mastermind resurfaced, much to the delight of social media users who labelled it 'comedy gold'.

Days after his promotion in Labour's reshuffle, Mr Lammy's unfortunate appearance on Celebrity Mastermind from 2009 resurfaced

Days after his promotion in Labour's reshuffle, Mr Lammy's unfortunate appearance on Celebrity Mastermind from 2009 resurfaced

Pictured left next to Sir Keir Starmer, Yvette Cooper and Rachel Reeves, Mr Lammy incorrectly said the 2003 Rose Revolution took place in Yugoslavia

Pictured left next to Sir Keir Starmer, Yvette Cooper and Rachel Reeves, Mr Lammy incorrectly said the 2003 Rose Revolution took place in

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