Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster disrupts Newsnight credits

It was a case of Sesame Street comes to Downing Street last night as a surprise Newsnight guest had the last word on the flagship news show.

To mark the news that popular Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster and Elmo are to appear in a new CBeebies show the wild eyed biscuit chomping machine was invited on to give his reaction to working across the pond – with predictably chaotic results.

Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis was faced with one of the trickiest interviews of her career as she sought to glean some sense from the blue ball of fur during a televised interview from Westminster.

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