Angus Deaton has been awarded a Nobel Prize for economics.
No not that one, that's Angus Deayton, known for presenting 'Have I Got News For You' as well as certain tabloid allegations involving prostitutes.
Just for a second, I thought this was the ex-host of Have I Got News For You. pic.twitter.com/py4pn6Pi7T— Andy Weltch (@AWeltch) October 12, 2015
Deaton without the 'y' is actually a Scottish economist who wrote a book called 'The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality'.
But that didn't let twitter get its collective knickers in an almighty twist (ok, there may have been a certain level of sarcasm floating around)...
Angus Deaton wins the Nobel Prize for Economics - really glad he's bounced back since being sacked from 'Have I Got News For You'— Dan Tracey (@dantracey1983) October 12, 2015
Angus Deaton has won the Nobel economics prize NOT Angus Deayton pic.twitter.com/eDU4lGZayW— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) October 12, 2015
After leaving Have I got news for you, Angus Deaton not only seemed to have aged considerably, he also got a Nobel prize. Congratulations ;)— Harry Pirrwitz (@harrypirrwitz) October 12, 2015
Congratulations to Angus Deaton for winning the Nobel Prize for Economics- who fucking needs Have I Got News For You? #AngusDeaton— Dom Joly (@domjoly) October 12, 2015
Just saw that Angus Deaton won the @NobelPrize. 'Have I Got News For You?' was good in those days, to be fair.— Rob McGarr (@RobMcGarr) October 12, 2015
Congrats to #AngusDeaton for his Nobel in Economics. He's certainly come a long way from Have I Got News For You and One Foot In The Grave.— beatroute66 (@beatroute66) October 12, 2015
In fact 'Have I Got News For You' soon started trending off the back of the news.
Nice to know that since he left 'Have I Got News For You' Angus Deayton has embarked on a prestigious career in economics.— Uncanny X-Drew (@ultrabawl) October 12, 2015
@kjhealy Remarkable comeback after being fired from Have I Got News for You.— Dr. Drang (@drdrang) October 12, 2015
Hell when I read Angus Deaton won the Nobel for Economics I thought they meant the guy who used to present Have I Got News for You!! 😂— Parodies (@tracy_prime) October 12, 2015
He’s come a long way since being kicked off Have I Got News For You… http://t.co/TvbSDSi8s5— Nick Miners (@nickminers) October 12, 2015
@D_Blanchflower I liked him in Have I got news for you.....— Steven Moore (@Stniuk) October 12, 2015