Jeremy Corbyn failed to identify Ant and Dec in a quiz

Jeremy Corbyn failed to recognise two of the UK's most popular TV presenters - Ant and Dec - in a general knowledge quiz.

The Labour leader also stumbled over how many Olympic gold medals cyclist Bradley Wiggins has won, despite tweeting his congratulations to the athlete just days ago.

Jeremy and his rival Owen Smith were tested on their pop culture knowledge during a live debate on BBC One.

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Jeremy Corbyn didn't recognise presenters Ant and Dec during a live debate with Victoria Derbyshire (Yui Mok/PA)

The embattled party leader failed to identify Britain's Got Talent hosts and Labour supporters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly when he was shown a photo of the pair.

Despite being told they were Geordie TV presenters, he told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire: "I cannot name them, I'm really sorry."

After being told who they were, he added: "I hope they'll be happy about this. They sent an email of support.

"I will apologise humbly for my mistake. I do apologise, it's alright."

Owen, however, was quick to name pop stars Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber when shown an image of the two at an awards ceremony.

Twitter users following the debate were in two minds over Jeremy's lack of pop culture knowledge, especially considering Ant and Dec's long-running fame in the UK.

Some joked that Labour supporters would turn on him now, while others commented that they preferred their leader to not be aware of such things.

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