An alternative 'significant announcement' from the UUP
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt made what had been billed as a "significant announcement" at Stormont today and in the lead-up to what was correctly presumed to be confirmation that his party was withdrawing from the power-sharing Executive the Irish News asked Twitter what it thought the announcement would be.
It started with Top Gear speculation.
@irish_news .... That he is co hosting Top Gear with Chris Evans— Vincent Vega (@MacDonnchadha) August 26, 2015
@irish_news he's the real Stig— ?E??? (@mydoghatesme) August 26, 2015
@irish_news new host of Top Gear— Declan Healey (@declanhealey) August 26, 2015
Next it was suggested that the politician could be joinng Daniel O'Donnell on BBC show Strictly Come Dancing.
@irish_news He's going on Strictly come dancing!— Norman Sloan (@norman_sloan) August 26, 2015
@irish_news He's the last contestant on Strictly Come Dancing???— Kevin Morrison (@KMorrison810) August 26, 2015
ITV's X Factor got a mention too.
@irish_news Mike's taking Louis Walsh's spot on X factor?— William Flegzer (@WilliamFlegzer) August 26, 2015
And there was speculation about a return to journalism, or at the very least a bid for his former employer UTV which is in talks to sell his television assets.
@irish_news ...that he's making a bid for UTV— Business Eye (@eye_business) August 26, 2015
@irish_news Nesbitt in a return to journalism announces UUP to buy UTV and rebrand as as UP-U-TUV?— Shonac (@shonacunningha4) August 26, 2015
And it ended with one man suggesting Mr Nesbitt was stepping into Zayn Malik's shoes with boyband One Direction which, as it turned out, was a good guess, but not good enough.
@irish_news he's saving One Direction by becoming its latest member— Colin Green (@BigGreengo) August 26, 2015
Mike Nesbitt would fit quite comfortably in this line up don't you think?