Few would have been expecting anything other than a warm bath of an interview since the post-commute show is not Newsnight and hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones are not a double-headed Jeremy Paxman.
Yet the Tory leader probably couldn’t believe her luck when she was effectively asked to provide a cute anecdote on shoes, since shoes are Theresa May’s thing.
Quizzed on the attention she gets for her love of shoes, May said: “I like my nice shoes and it gives me a reason to go and buy some more.”
She went on to tell the programme about meeting a young parliamentary staff member in the lifts in the House of Commons. The pair exchanged compliments on their shoes, before the staffer told May: “Your shoes got me involved in politics.”
Not everyone was convinced about the provenance of the tale.
Others thought it had the whiff of David Brent’s apparent benevolence in the first series of The Office.
Brent’s final line btw: “Didn’t happen in the end. We had to let him go, he was rubbish. He was rubbish!”
Many struggled to suspend their disbelief.