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Michael Gove was due to appear on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning on the prestigious 8:10am interview slot to unveil his plans to pin the cladding crisis costs on developers.

But the man responsible for the government’s levelling-up agenda was, well, unable to go up a level as he got stuck in a lift inside New Broadcasting House.

Each lift reportedly plays a different station, and Gove just so happened to be trapped in the BBC Radio 1Xtra lift. Gove must have enjoyed the mix of garage and techno music, given the fact he was spotted raving with revellers in Aberdeen last year.

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government eventually managed to make it on air and took the affair like a champion: “After more than half an hour in the lift you successfully ‘levelled me up’, so I’m delighted to be here. I completely understand, these sorts of things happen. If you and I together have given ammunition for Armando Iannucci for the next episode of W1A, then fine.”

I think you mean the Thick of It, Michael.