Ahead of his live interview, Martin hit back at a follower who urged him to “have a break”, after he mistakenly tweeted the incorrect end date of the stamp duty holiday.
After being told his work could wait until “morning”, Martin replied: “Actually it won’t I’m interviewing the Chancellor in the morning. to be played on the show in the evening, and in truth I think I owe it to all those who supported me on here getting the interview, to be as well briefed as possible.”[sic]
The well-intentioned tweet was in response to Martin apologising to his followers for his stamp duty mistake.
The TV host wrote: “Sorry for writing stamp duty ends on 31 June not 30 June.
“I’m doing this at great speed, while taking notes, and listening! I need another hand, and two more brains.”