Charlie Brooker slates Miley Cyrus in unearthed clip and it's very awkward

Miley Cyrus’ starring role in the fifth season of Black Mirror is made slightly awkward following an unearthed clip from an old Charlie Brooker series.

Back on the Black Mirror creator’s TV series How TV Ruined Your Life, aired in 2011, Brooker is seen ripping into Miley and her fictional alter-ego Hannah Montana with ferocious force.

Speaking in the clip, Brooker says: ‘The pioneering queen of tween role models is Hannah Montana, a wise cracking, warbling smart arse played by Miley Cyrus – who is perhaps the only convincing argument I’ve ever seen for China’s unofficial policy of discarding female infants at birth.’

Why is this awkward? Miley is now one of the major stars in the fifth season of Black Mirror, featuring in new episode titled Rachel, Jack And Ashley, Too.

Speaking to, Charlie previously explained how Miley came to land the role, saying: ‘In writing the script, we didn’t know, we wouldn’t dare think, we’d be able to get Miley Cyrus for the part.

‘The script was written and then it was like, “Well who can play this part of the international pop star? We need someone who’s a convincing international pop star but also a great actor?”

‘We thought it would be great if we had someone like Miley Cyrus, there’s no way we’d get her. But we’ve got nothing to lose by trying to get the script to her I guess.

‘Then we were extremely lucky and pretty gobsmacked that she’d heard of the show, read the script, liked that and got on the Skype call with us.’

An official synopsis for the episode reads: ‘A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy as it appears…’

Black Mirror season five is available to stream on Netflix now.

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