Northern Ireland

Kneecap say Northern Ireland 'as real as Narnia' after question on ITV's The Chase

Kneecap unveil their new mural in Hawthorn Street in west Belfast. Picture Mal McCann
Kneecap unveil their new mural in Hawthorn Street in west Belfast. Picture Mal McCann

West Belfast rap group Kneecap have responded to a question on ITV gameshow The Chase that asked contestants what part of the United Kingdom the band is from.

Following the question "Kneecap are a hip-hop trio based in what UK country?”, the three possible answers shown on screen were Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

After Northern Ireland was revealed to be the correct answer, the band posted on X, formerly Twitter: “Today on @ITVChase – a place that’s about as real as Narnia.”

The post also included a lion emoji.

Kneecap, formed in 2017 by Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí, last month unveiled a new mural ahead of their Féile an Phobail gig at Falls Park. 

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The mural featured the slogan “England Get Out of Ireland”.

Last year, the band were criticised after unveiling a mural showing a PSNI Land Rover being petrol bombed.

Kneecap also previously defended a tour poster featuring DUP leader Arlene Foster strapped to a rocket on top of a bonfire.

The band are set to star in an eponymous black-comedy drama set in West Belfast in 2019 and starring Michael Fassbender.

Band member Moglaí Bap previously spoke of Kneecap's outlook on politics, saying: "Not only do we have loyalists and unionists on one side, we have dissident republicans on the other. I think that sums up what we stand for.

"It's not like we're the cultural wing of the CIRA (Continuity Irish Republican Army) or something."