COMEDIAN Stephen Fry kept spirits up while stranded in a lift by posting a series of quips on the website Twitter.
Fry also posted a photograph of himself smiling with four other men who were also trapped 26 floors up in London's Centre Point.
His fans responded to his running commentary on the site, which is used by celebrities including Jonathan Ross.
Fry posted on Tuesday: "Ok. This is now mad. I am stuck in a lift on the 26th floor of Centre Point. Hell's teeth. We could be here for hours. Arse, poo and widdle."
Posting a photo of a message saying: "This lift is not in use," Fry joked: "No s*** Sherlock."
Fry also told his fans: "Your brilliant comments are keeping us all (hysterically) cheerful."
Around half an hour after his first message, he let them know: "We're free!".
The QI host said champagne had been laid on, saying he was allergic, but the thought was nice.
He added: "Thank you to all those who kept the Blitz spirit alive."
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