Clegg's apology sparks autotune remix
An autotune version of Nick Clegg apologising for breaking his election pledge on tuition fees is to be released as a charity single.
The remixed version of the deputy prime minister's apology became a huge online hit and was among the top trending topics on Twitter.
It was made by The Poke website which tweeted the Lib Dem leader to ask him whether it could be released on iTunes with all profits going to 'worthy education causes'.
Mr Clegg subsequently tweeted back: "Permission granted, but all proceeds to Sheffield Children's Hospital please."
The original video was uploaded on to YouTube ahead of it being shown on TV as a party political broadcast next week.
"There's no easy way to say this," Mr Clegg says in the video as he apologises for a 2010 manifesto pledge to vote against any rise in tuition fees.
"We made a pledge... we didn't stick to it, and for that I am sorry."
Months after the election, in coalition with the Conservative Party, the Liberal Democrats voted through a potential rise in tuition fees to £9,000.