The Last Leg viewers were full of praise for online sensation Jackie Weaver when she made a ‘hilarious’ appearance on tonight’s show.
Yesterday, a video of Jackie taking part in a chaotic Zoom call with several other people from Handforth Parish Council began circulating widely on social media after Jackie – the meeting clerk – placed council chair Brian Tolver in a virtual waiting room after he told her to ‘stop talking’, saying ‘you have no authority here’.
This infuriated vice chair Aled Brewerton, who yelled at her to ‘read the standing orders’.
After going viral, Jackie was invited to appear on The Last Leg, where she chatted with presenters Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker about her overnight fame.
As they greeted Jackie over Zoom, Josh told her that he was a ‘lifelong fan’. ‘Your life or mine?’ she quipped.
Following her admission that she ‘doesn’t really know’ what Twitter or ‘trending’ means’, Alex asked her whether she gained her ‘zero tolerance’ approach from ‘family zoom quizzes’.
‘It’s actually kind of a bit like a cross between trying to help families resolve their issues and hostage negotiations,’ she joked.
While guest Sandi Toksvig commented that Jackie would be ‘marvellous’ in government, Adam stated: ‘Where were you in the Brexit negotiations?’
When asked by Alex whether she would ever consider going on Strictly Come Dancing, she said that she would rather watch professional dancer Anton du Beke on the show.
The Last Leg viewers were highly entertained by her humour and quick-witted comebacks.
‘Jackie Weaver has been in the limelight for less than 24 hours, and she just went on live TV and held her own with 5 experienced professional comedians. That really takes some doing!’ one person tweeted.
‘Has Jackie Weaver ever considered a career in television? She would be fantastic at it,’ another said.
Several people described Jackie as a ‘legend’, while others said she was ‘hilarious’ in her brief appearance on the show.
Earlier today, Jackie spoke about the council meeting on Woman’s Hour, telling BBC Radio 4: ‘99.99% of council meetings are just not like that, they are often less exciting than we might hope they were.
‘Although this has a positive spin for it – most of the time I’m trying to get people to get involved in parish councils. The plus side of this is it’s certainly done that.
‘I have had nothing but really lovely positive support from people – who of course condemn the behaviour, no one could not condemn the behaviour.’
The Last Leg returns next Friday at 10pm on Channel 4.
Credit: Original article published here.