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Joe Lycett enlists 5ive as he goes to war with Virgin Media

Joe Lycett has continued his fight for consumer rights by going to battle over broadband – and he’s enlisted 5ive to help him along the way.

In tonight’s episode of Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, the comedian takes on Virgin Media’s terms and conditions and registers a national day in the name of rubbish broadband.

‘Broadband has become an essential part of all our lives, just like water, heating, or Nando’s,’ he declares in a clip shared exclusively with Metro.co.uk.

‘We need an anthem for what is nothing less than a national emergency,’ the star continued. ‘And as it’s a national emergency, I called 911. They said, “We’re not the boyband for this” but they gave me the number for 5ive and here they are!

‘I know there’s only three of them but I swear you can’t tell the difference When The Lights Go Out.’

Joe welcomed 5ive with their epic remix of If Ya Gettin Down, which they renamed Internet is Down.

Taking to the stage, the guys rapped: ‘I’m in a little flap ’cause my broadband’s crap, I can’t tweet a tweet or tap an app, speed, I’ve got low speed now, and customer service got no know-how.

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Joe Lycett decided he won’t stand for rubbish broadband (Picture: ITV)

‘My router’s in the living room, but I still can’t connect to Zoom, I need to re-boot, I need to re-route, I’m in a contract dispute and I’m still on mute.’

Getting Joe and guest Sarah Millican up to dance, they continued: ‘I heard somebody say, my connection’s delayed, you know what that must mean.

‘Internet is down baby, I want it now baby, help me to log on baby, I want it now.’

A true modern classic.

In previous episodes, Joe enlisted Robert Peston, who managed to sicken audiences by working out the inflation of Freddos over the years, while the comic has insisted he’s ‘happy to go to jail’ over his Channel 4 show.

‘I think it would be really funny if I ended up in jail over some stupid trademark case. I don’t really care!’ he said.

‘Last year I changed my name to Hugo Boss. They were sending legal letters to companies that have similar names and logos and went after a tiny brewery in Swansea that is so different to their brand.

‘They’re called Boss Brewing and this small brewery spent thousands on legal fees and rebranding. It seemed heavy-handed and cruel and I thought, ‘nah, I’m not having that’.

‘I thought if they don’t like people using their name they probably won’t like me changing my identity, and let me tell you they didn’t! We heard from their lawyer big time!’

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Thursdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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