Lee Nelson creator arrested

After 'invading' pitch at Everton

Simon Brodkin has been arrested after joining Manchester City players on the pitch of their Premiership match today.

He warmed up with players for around five munutes before their clash with Everton, before he was spotted and escorted off the pitch by security and into the hands of police.

Best known for his Lee Nelson creation, Brodkin was in the guise of footballer Jason Bent, one of the characters in his new BBC Three series.

He was reportedly heard shouting: 'Come on let me play. I've got 50 grand on me to score first' as he was led away.'

An Everton spokesman said: 'A man, believed to be from the London area, has been arrested by Merseyside Police for pitch encroachment.'

His publicist said: 'I think the prankster in him couldn't resist.'

The arrest comes after Brodkin was thrown out of Madame Tussauds for trying to install a home-made waxwork of himself. And in November last year he was apprehended by a police community support officer after staging a spoof shoplifing of his own DVD.

Published: 16 Mar 2013

Today's shows


Sunday August 20: Garrett Millerick, Found Footage Festival, Harriet Kemsley, Demi Lardner, Stephen Bailey, Damien Power, Jollyboat, Chris Betts, Murial, Princes Of Main, Erin McGathy, MC Michael Legge

PLEASANCE DOME, 6.40pm. Tickets.


student comedy

Sunday August 20: Sam Gore, 2016 champ Tom Gidman, Edy Hurst, MC Joe Wells. Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 9.15pm. FREE!

Full fringe listing

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.