Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown was so aghast at the first election exit poll from the BBC that he promised to "publicly eat my hat on your programme" if it proved to be accurate.

Alastair Campbell, who was Tony Blair's director of communications, meanwhile said he wold eat his kilt.

Both men appeared on BBC1's Question Time last night, and later on, found themselves eating their words… kind of.

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