Generally speaking, the financial crisis of the last year hasn’t done most of our career prospects much good. But there are some notable exceptions – for instance, the BBC’s business editor (and former MT columnist) Robert Peston. Last year he was a relatively obscure financial journalist, largely unknown to anyone outside the industry. Now, after breaking the Northern Rock collapse and a string of other high-profile stories, he’s become so famous that Rory Bremner’s doing impressions of him.
In a interview with the BBC, Bremner broke off from his usual Clinton/ Bush/ Blair/ Brown routine to reveal the extraordinary news that he’s become ‘obsessed’ with Peston – who’s apparently going to feature heavily in Bremner’s new series in September. ‘I’m reading my children stories late at night and I turn into him,’ says Bremner.
Even if you’re not normally a Bremner fan, we think you might enjoy his version of Peston doing Peter Rabbit – it’s about three minutes into this clip on the BBC website.