Thanks to Will Young, last night's QUESTION TIME got its highest ratings this series, with 3.2 million people tuning in. Pity he died on his arse. I thought he would actually be worth watching, but I was wrong. He had nothing to say on any of the questions, I thought. You always know when someone is struggling because they say they are "worried". Will Young was "worried" about every issue, it seemed.
The highlight of the programme was Shami Chakrabarti's highly emotional demolition of Geoff Hoon on the question of torture. He was like a rabbit in the headlines as she tore into him. I have rarely seen a Question Time guest act in such a way, but it was gripping to watch. If anything she went slightly OTT, but you can hardly blame her when Hoon kept evading, and actually tried to pretend at one stage that the Government had won the High Court case.
I was none too pleased with Theresa May for her reaction to the Carol Thatcher question, but she was very strong on torture. Nigel Farage put in the best performance of the night, I thought (and I am not just saying that because I am spending the afternoon with him today!). He's got a highly tuned way of being able to touch an audience's G spot. Not an image I urge you to dwell on, but you know what I mean.
Someone, I think it was Tom Harris's wife Carolyn, on Twitter, reckoned that Will Young should sing a song at the end of the programme. Rather bitchily, I suggested LEAVE RIGHT NOW.