'Really gay' character in BBC drama W1A is based on Bolton-born former Channel 4 culture editor

Former Channel 4 News culture editor Matt Cain

Former Channel 4 News culture editor Matt Cain

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THE Bolton-born former culture editor of Channel 4 News says a “really camp” character in a TV comedy show is based on him.

Matt Cain, who was culture editor from 2010 to 2013, spoke out about the BBC series W1A at the launch, in London, of his new book, Shot Through The Heart.

Matt believes David Wilkes, played by Rufus Jones, is based on him because when the pair were at university Jones would impersonate him.

The creators of the Twenty Twelve spin-off are tight-lipped.

Matt said: “The character is really camp, really gay and he’s got a northern accent.

"Rufus used to be a friend of mine at university, and he did impressions of me, and, as I was watching it, I thought, well, I know he’s doing that impression of me again.

"So I texted him while it was on, and he replied, ‘Sorry, busted’.”

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1:09pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Balboa says...

Self-centred egomaniac "it's all about me" woo-hoooo.
Self-centred egomaniac "it's all about me" woo-hoooo. Balboa
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6:52pm Wed 30 Apr 14

HOOSIER says...

1. Who are ya? ...who are ya ? never heard of him!
2. Do we care ? Is this all you have to report in boltons yesterdays evening news?
1. Who are ya? ...who are ya ? never heard of him! 2. Do we care ? Is this all you have to report in boltons yesterdays evening news? HOOSIER
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