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12/10/2015 09:44 BST | Updated 12/10/2015 10:59 BST

Angus Deaton Confused With Deayton After Nobel Prize Win, Twitter Implodes

Angus Deaton has been awarded a Nobel Prize for economics.

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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.

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)...

In fact 'Have I Got News For You' soon started trending off the back of the news.