Thursday, February 5, 2009


Stephen Fry got trapped in a lift for more than an hour - and gave fans a running commentary over the internet.

He was stuck on the 26th floor of London's Centrepoint building, after giving a talk about technology at the Apple Store in Regents Street. Fry used the time to post regular updates on micro-blogging website Twitter, where he has more than 120,000 fans following his every word. He revealed the news by saying: "Ok. This is now mad. I am stuck in a lift on the 26th floor of Centre Point. Hell's teeth. We could be here for hours. A**e, poo and widdle." That let to messages of support from fans which inspired Fry to write: "Your brilliant comments are keeping us all (hysterically) cheerful. Last I heard engineers still on their way." And he used his mobile phone to publish a picture of him and his fellow stranded passengers on the web. Fry continued his weblog with: "This is getting boring. Morale still high. Hopes of early night dashed." More than an hour later, he exclaimed: "We're free! Nice men from Thyssen freed us. Paramount Club had champagne for us at the bottom. I'm allergic, but nice thought x" The following evening, he told fans: "Almost disappointing how incident free this evening has proved to be. The only thing I got stuck in was a halibut. Singularly toothsome. x"

1 comment:

Vic Barry said...

Here comes the hijack!
Havent got stuck in a lift...yet!