After the exit poll was proved right, on Friday Ashdown was handed a chocolate hat to eat.
"I won't eat my hat, but I'll eat my kilt if they [the SNP] get 58 seats," said former director of communications for the Labour Party and right hand man to Tony Blair Alistair Campbell, in the same program.
Ashdown and Campbell are not the first to promise to eat items of clothing in the course of election excitement: last year Bolivian presidential candidate and former President Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga promised to eat his watch if "six out of 10 Bolivians" voted for the incumbent President, Evo Morales, who in the event was re-elected with 61.36 percent of the vote.
Tuto dice que espera los resultados oficiales para cumplir el anuncio de comerse el reloj. A mi me prometió la corbata y esta grabado— tuffiare (@tuffiare) 13 октября 2014
In this tweet, Bolivian journalist Tuffi Are says "Tuto says he will wait for the official figures came out before he eats his watch. He promised me he would eat his tie as well and it is on record."