You're Dead To Me host Greg Jenner and Nigella Lawson big fans of Scots poet

Two major TV personalities have said they are top fans of Scots poet Len Pennie who hosts ‘Scots word of the day’ on Twitter.

Greg Jenner and Nigella Lawson big fans of Len Pennie's Scots word of the day Twitter account
Greg Jenner and Nigella Lawson big fans of Len Pennie's Scots word of the day Twitter account

The 21-year-old St Andrews University student started posting a Scots word of the day with a short video showing how it’s pronounced and how to use it in a sentence during lockdown last year.

Pennie then published footage of herself reciting her poem ‘I’m no havin’ children’, half written in Scots, which took Twitter by storm and saw her following skyrocket overnight.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the BBC’s You’re Dead To Me host Greg James shared a recent post by the Scots poet, otherwise known as Miss PunnyPennie on social media, describing her Twitter account as “great.”

Food writer and TV chef Nigella Lawson then commented on James’s post saying: “I adore it.”

The internet sensation and poet, who now has more than 75,000 followers, has been vocal in the past about receiving online abuse for her efforts in promoting the Scots language.

Scottish comedian Janey Godley, who is no stranger to similar attacks, has stood up more than once for the young poet, and recently was joined by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman.

After posting a comment asking why a video of a young woman reading her own Scots poetry should bother so many people, Gaiman responded: “On the other hand, if the sad arses of Twitter hadn’t shown up to shout at her, you wouldn’t have pointed it out and I wouldn’t have gone to her."

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