Long-serving MP Dennis Skinner joined in the pomp and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament by adding his now-expected jibe ahead of the Queen's Speech.
The Labour politician shouted "hands off the BBC" as Black Rod demanded the presence of MPs in the House of Lords.
Well done Dennis Skinner "Hands off the BBC"! #QueensSpeech
-- Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) May 18, 2016
His quip received cheers from some Opposition MPs.
The ceremony was broadcast live on the BBC, putting broadcaster Huw Edwards in a slightly tricky position - to put it mildly.
"I probably shouldn't say anything, should I?" said the journalist.
-- Tansy Kelly Robson (@Artemisapphire) May 18, 2016
Skinner had been expected to say something but it was not known which part of Government business would attract his dissent.
The most important question of today: what will Dennis Skinner say? #QueensSpeech
-- Scott (@nutri_lad) May 18, 2016
At what point does Dennis Skinner yelling something stupid at the State Opening of Parliament become constitutional convention?
-- Chris Terry (@CJTerry) May 18, 2016
So what's Dennis Skinner going to shout out today? #QueensSpeech
-- Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) May 18, 2016
In 2014, the Beast of Bolsover shouted: "Coalition's last stand" as MPs were summoned to hear the Queen's Speech in the House of Lords.
But in 2015 he opted to stay silent in a break from State Opening tradition.