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21/09/2015 04:21 BST | Updated 21/09/2015 07:59 BST

Charlie Brooker Swears He Didn't Know About David Cameron Pig Allegations Before Writing Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker has revealed his shock after allegations published in the Daily Mail had strange echoes of a TV plot he wrote in his satirical drama Black Mirror in 2011.

The newspaper published allegations from an unnamed source that a young David Cameron once "put a private part of his anatomy in a dead pig's mouth" as part of a university initiation ritual.

The unsubstantiated claim, from a single source in an explosive book by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft, caused the hashtags #Hameron and #Piggate to swiftly started trending on Twitter.

Journalist and presenter Brooker pointed out that his own Channel 4 dystopian drama Black Mirror carried an eerily similar storyline in its first episode in 2011:

Black Mirror's first episode, 'The National Anthem', featured a fictional UK Prime Minister who is blackmailed into having sex with a pig live on TV, in an attempt to save a kidnapped princess.

As the allegations in the Mail emerged, Brooker then shared the posted for the first series of Black Mirror, which shows a pig on a dark background with the line "A PM should be prepared to do anything for his country..."

Brooker also began digging through the script of his uncannily prescient programme. He tweeted a scene where a woman browses tweets about the incident, "including the hashtag SNOUTRAGE" and "Jokes about how he's already screwed the country already".

And another line from the script - one that didn't predict the future quite so well:

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Brooker wrote the fictional show

Brooker also made it clear that he had never heard the allegations about Cameron when thinking up the episode in the first place:

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