17/12/2015 19:12 GMT | Updated 18/12/2015 06:59 GMT

BBC Question Time: Jacob Rees-Mogg Shuts Down David Dimbleby's Attempt At Mockery

Veteran presenter David Dimbleby was spectacularly schooled by Jacob Rees-Mogg during a humourous exchange on 'Question Time' on Thursday.

The BBC host attempted to mock the famously well-spoken North East Somerset MP as he explained how he'd previously been unaffected by aircraft noise when he lived close to London's Heathrow Airport.

Dimbleby interjected when Rees-Mogg mentioned his nearby roots, quipping: "Eton, was that?"

But Rees-Mogg left the legendary broadcaster red-faced, when he said he’d been at the public school with Dimbleby’s son.

Watch the full exchange, above.

This week's show was held in Slough, less than 10 miles from Britain's biggest airport, which is embroiled in debate over possible expansion.

A third runway has been recommended in a report by an independent commission set up to explore the expansion of runway capacity in the south-east of England.

"I think we absolutely ought to extend Heathrow Airport," Rees-Mogg told the audience.

"It is the most convenient London airport. I realise that in Slough this may not please everybody."

However, huge local opposition, combined with intense political scrutiny has led to the government delaying its decision until next year.

Alongside Rees-Mogg, panelists included broadcaster Piers Morgan, Labour's Emily Thornberry MP, Ukip's Mark Reckless, and the SNP's Hannah Bardell MP.


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