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Charlie Brooker: 'I steal wife Konnie Huq's ideas for Wipe shows'

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Charlie Brooker has revealed that his wife Konnie Huq often comes up with some of his "best lines".

The Screenwipe host praised the former Xtra Factor presenter for her "dry" sense of humour, and admitted that he sometimes steals her quotes for various TV shows.

Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker

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When asked if Huq helped co-write the upcoming second series of Black Mirror like its first run, he told Channel 4 News: "She was busy, yes, but she chipped in with the odd note here and there.

"She's far more cynical and has a dryer sense of humour than many people realise. When I'm doing the Wipe shows she often watches the footage with me and comes out with some of the best lines. Lines which I then steal."

Charlie Brooker and Konnie Huq married at an intimate ceremony in Las Vegas back in August 2010. They welcomed their first son Covey in March 2012.

Charlie Brooker

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Brooker said that becoming a father for the first time has not altered his style of writing.

"Your method of writing changes a bit... as you have to fit it in between feedings, changings and the like," he explained.

"Otherwise there's very little difference between having a baby and having a dog. They both shout and s**t everywhere but you love them regardless, apart from the baby."

Black Mirror will return for a three-episode second series on Channel 4 in the near future.

The dystopian drama will feature episodes titled 'Be Right Back', 'The Waldo Moment' and 'White Bear', starring the likes of Hayley Atwell, Jason Flemyng and Lenora Crichlow.

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