Tech-fan and Twitter regular Stephen Fry found a novel way to stave off the boredom when he got stuck in a lift - by updating his Twitter profile.

The comedian and writer, who has 100,000 followers on the micro-blogging service, made regular Tweets (that's updates to you and me) to his profile during his 40-minute confinement in a lift in the Centre Point building in London earlier this week.

"Ok. This is now mad. I am stuck in a lift on the 26th floor of Centre Point. Hell's teeth. We could be here for hours. Arse, poo and widdle," one of his tweets read.

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"Engineers on their way in 20 minutes apparently" was followed with a picture of Fry and the other unfortunate souls trapped in the confined space, which Fry took on his mobile phone.

Fry continued to milk his ordeal the next morning with a post that read: "Phew! Slept heavily after the frylift incident. Another thank you to all those who kept the Blitz spirit alive."

Fry's Twitter account was recently compromised by hackers, in a bid to steal his log-on details. He is just one of a number of celebrity fans of the micro-blogging service, along with controversial comedians Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross. However, one celebrity who isn't a fan of Twitter is David Bowie. Despite a profile with his name appearing on the service, the rock-god claims it is in fact a hoax.

Stephen Fry posted this pic of his lift ordeal on Twitter

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