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Thursday, 05 February 2009 03:45

Twittering celeb escapes lift then gets stuck in a halibut

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If you were a celebrity stuck in a lift, what would you do while waiting to be rescued? 

Stephen Fry is, without any doubt, a rising star on Twitter. The British actor, author, all round brain-box and Apple evangelist is currently the second most followed individual on Twitter behind none other than US President Obama.

So it should probably come as no surprise to discover that when Fry found himself stuck in a lift after a meet the author event at the Regent Street Apple Store in London, he turned to Twitter for support.

With around 122,000 followers he was, after all, pretty much guaranteed an audience.

And an audience he got. At around 11pm and Tweeting from the 26th floor of the Centre Point building, Fry announced to anyone who would listen "OK. This is now mad. I am stuck in a lift on the 26th floor of Centre Point. Hell's teeth. We could be here for hours. Arse, poo and widdle."

The postings continued, updating anyone listening with his plight for the next 30 minutes or so while the lift engineers did their best to free the man from the machinery. Fry was not alone, as a photo he uploaded showed.

Eventually all were released, and a very happy Mr Fry concluded by announcing his freedom by saying "We're free! Nice men from Thyssen freed us. Paramount Club had champagne for us at the bottom. I'm allergic, but nice thought."

The comments flowed in overnight, and this morning Fry thanked everyone concerned for helping to keep the spirit of the Blitz alive.

He also announced with a "Pants, bottom and double arse" that he was getting up early to fly somewhere or other and was "keeping clear of lifts." In fact, according to Fry, his evening was "singularly toothsome" and disappointingly incident free.

"The only thing I got stuck in was a halibut." It could have been much worse, it could have been Britney Spear's four foot vagina.
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