A MAN from Leeds has been forced to explain he does not know every one of the city’s 766,000 residents personally.
Tom Booker, who grew up in Leeds suburb Headingley, disappointed Brighton party guests by not being acquainted with the four people they know from the UK’s third most populous city.
Helen Archer said: “He says he’s from Leeds but he doesn’t know my friend Mary who’s from Leeds. That seems suspicious to me.
“He hasn’t met her, he hasn’t met her boyfriend, he didn’t go to school with any of the Kaiser Chiefs and he can’t name a single Emmerdale character. Yeah. Your accent’s fake mate.”
Booker said: “People seemed genuinely offended that, after descriptions like ‘Laura who likes cats’ or ‘Dave with ginger hair, he’s a massive Leeds fan’ I didn’t immediately say ‘Of course!’
“They pissed me off so much that when they mentioned ‘Fat Steve’ I was like ‘Who? I’ve no idea who you’re talking about.’
“Which is ridiculous. I mean, everyone knows Fat Steve.”