The Ed Mili-Band: Ed Miliband turns popstar in hilarious Channel 4 skit

Mark Molloy

Ed Miliband further endeared himself to his adoring Milifandom by becoming a one-man band and recreating that famous bacon sandwich incident for a hilarious Channel 4 skit.

The former Labour leader could have been running the country today if the 2015 election had gone his way, but instead the 47-year-old is keeping himself busy by dressing up as Kanye West.

He became a one-man band, or The Ed Mili-Band, on comedy-talk show The Last Leg, donning a leather jacket and sunglasses, sparking a new #Milibanter hashtag.

The politician lip-synced to eighties pop hit Take On Me by Norwegian band A-ha, a song he picked on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

Miliband also did his best impression of rapper West from the music video Bound 2, which famously featured Kim Kardashian.

He also had another go at eating a bacon sandwich, this time looking a lot smoother sitting on a motorbike.

Twitter loved his popstar performance 

During his appearance, Miliband later switched to a more serious conversation about a divided Britain coming together after the Brexit vote.

“The thing I think most about the country at the moment is we are incredibly divided between Remainers and Leavers,” he said.

“The Leavers say the Remainers are snobs, the Remainers think the Leavers are all racist, and in a way both have got to understand each other better.”

He added: “My constituents want a change. Now some of the change is about immigration and Europe and all that, but a lot of the change is much deeper than that.

“It’s an ex-coal mining constituency, people are talking about the jobs that have been lost and the jobs that haven’t been replaced and I think it’s really important for Leavers and Remainers who are watching this programme to reach out to people who took the other point of view, because we’re going to have to live together as a country after all of this.”

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