Climate activist Greta Thunberg changed her Twitter name to Sharon after a Celebrity Mastermind contestant failed to identify the Swede.
Casualty actress Amanda Henderson was appearing on the TV quiz when host John Humphreys asked her: “The 2019 book entitled ‘No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference’ is a collection of speeches made by a Swedish climate change activist. What is her name?”
Henderson, who plays nurse Robyn Miller on the BBC 1 series, shook her head before answering: “Sharon.”
The clip went viral on social media before Greta changed her Twitter username accordingly.
January 3 also marked her 17th birthday, prompting Twitter users to tweet greetings to “Sharon” rather than Greta.
2020 is cancelled pic.twitter.com/aGDZCTTQmb— Mark Smith (@marksmithstuff) January 2, 2020
Labour’s Stella Creasy was among the prominent names to heap praise on the teenager, tweeting: “Heh-she’s definitely got game” along with three applause emojis.