A Brexiteer from Exmouth who sobbed live on radio for voting to leave the EU has become an internet hit thanks to a Scottish comedian’s new Brexit song.
The LBC Radio caller, known only as Bill, from Exmouth, in 2018 called the station’s James O’Brien live discussion show and broke down in tears as he told listeners ‘I was wrong, I am so sorry’ for voting to leave the European Union.
The Exmouth caller’s sobbing radio apology has been sampled in a song, this week released by Scottish comedian Limmy, to coincide with the UK’s departure from the EU.
The comedian’s Song for Brexit Day has been listened to more than 622,000 times since its release.
Bill’s vocals, taken from the two-year-old radio interview, are accompanied by keyboard music and include the Exmouth man crying ‘what have I done to my country?’, while repeatedly apologising for his leave vote.
The song, available to hear on YouTube, was shared with Limmy’s fans through the comedian’s Twitter page.
In 2018 when the Exmouth caller phoned in to the James O’Brien show about his Brexit vote he told the presenter ‘I owe you an apology, I was wrong’, adding ‘for some reason I thought we were better off’.
Listeners heard him repeatedly sob ‘I am so sorry’, crying ‘what have I done to my country?’.
The show’s presenter can be heard telling Bill ‘don’t beat yourself up Bill, mate – you can’t take all the blame on your own shoulders my friend’.
Lindy’s royal recognition! Exmouth resident made MBE in Queen’s New Year Honours for services to policing and work supporting nation in times of crisis