Jimmy Carr says Tony Blair hinted there are secret probes into alien life – and even prime ministers are kept in the dark about them.

The comic and host of Eight Out Of Ten Cats collared the former premier at a party to ask him about UFOs. Oddly, the pair were also in conversation with telly cook and failed restaurant owner Jamie Oliver.

Carr said: “We’re sort of quite drunk, a bit giddy and excited, and Tony Blair was in the corner of the room. We went, ‘We should go and ask him something.’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, what are we going to ask him?’ We sort of concocted the plan, ‘Why don’t we go and ask him if there’s aliens.’”

Carr went on: “Jamie chips in and goes, ‘Are there aliens?’ And [Blair] gave like a really good, sort of really good political answer – and he goes, ‘It’s a need-to-know basis. I would be told if I needed to know.’

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