SERIAL prankster Simon Brodkin has been grabbing attention through his high-profile stunts.
He’s back in the headlines for heckling Theresa May with a P45 at the latest Tory conference – but who is he really and what other pranks has he done?
But what do we know about the man behind the stunts?
Who is Simon Brodkin?
Simon Brodkin is an English prankster and stand-up comedian who is known for his public stunts, some of which have resulted in prosecution.
He started out in a completely different career to his current pranks, graduating in 2001 after studying medicine at Manchester University.
Simon previously worked as a doctor until 2007, when he switched to doing comedy full time.
He is best known for his character Lee Nelson, who is a described as a “cheerful chav”, but he also performs in a number of other roles.
Simon performed his first solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006 and has gone on to write and appear in shows such as Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder in 2009 and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People in 2013.
His high-profile stunts include going on stage during X Factor and interrupting Kanye West’s set at Glastonbury.
Did Simon Brodkin hand Theresa May her P45?
As Theresa May was giving her speech at the Conservative conference she was interuppted by a heckler in the audience.
The protester, none other than Simon Brodkin, handed Theresa her P45.
The audience then began to shout “Out, out, out” in chorus as secruity ejected him.
Theresa May clapped back at the protester saying that the only person she’d like to give a P45 to was Jeremy Corbyn.
Did Simon Brodkin storm The Voice stage?
Fans immediately took to Twitter to ask if it was comedian Lee Nelson – real name Simon Brodkin.
However for once it wasn’t the comedian, who was performing miles away from The Voice’s London studios.
A representative confirmed to The Sun Online: “Simon was performing in Exeter last night.”
Which celebrity pranks has Simon Brodkin pulled?
Simon Brodkin, known for his comedy characters Lee Nelson and Jason Bent, dressed up as an Orthodox Jewish rapper when he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in January 2016.
He secretly recorded his eight-hour audition process as part of a new documentary for Channel 4 called Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer.
Some of Brodkin’s most famous pranks include renaming Sir Philip Green’s £100million super yacht the ‘BHS Destroyer’ last year and showering Fifa president Sepp Blatter in fake US dollars at a press conference in Zurich in 2015.
He also managed to blag his way on stage at Glastonbury when Kanye West was performing in 2015.
As Jason Bent, he attempted to blend in with England’s 2014 World Cup squad at Luton Airport, before he was removed by police.
He was also arrested after attempted to warm up with the Manchester City team ahead of their match against Everton in March 2013.
He joined boy band Stereo Kicks on the 2014 X Factor to sing Michael Jackson’s You Are Not Alone, before being escorted away by the show’s floor manager.
Last June he even pranked Donald Trump at the re-opening of the president’s Trump Turnberry golf resort.
Trump was about to make a speech on the podium at the club when Simon’s character Lee Nelson interrupted and began giving out swastika golf balls to the crowd.