In the wake of today's General Election results, comedian Russell Brand has admitted he had "no influence" on the vote - because he's "just a bloke with a laptop and a bit of mouth".
Brand leaped into the political consciousness last year when he admitted to Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman that he did not see the point in voting, kicking off a national conversation.
In an eleventh-hour intervention last week, Brand had a change of heart and endorsed Ed Miliband - except in Brighton Pavillion, where he championed the Greens' Caroline Lucas.
Now, however, after a disastrous night for Labour, Brand has taken to his YouTube channel to confess that he made no difference, and would be stepping back from party political interventions.
He said: "We got really into it. From a personal perspective, when we interviewed (Ed) Miliband we thought: 'Oh my God, we can probably influence the outcome of an election.'
"Now I think: 'Can't influence the outcome of an election'."
Brand became a polarising figure in pre-election Britain, inspiring reverence and derision in equal measure.
In his video, he said that his "only regret" was that "I thought I could be involved".
"People are telling us we could make an influence, even if it's a small thing, it would be better if the independent living fund is not cancelled, if education isn't cut, if health isn't cut.
"The only thing I can look to positively is that change does happen. I think there is a possibility for a new type of politics."
He implored viewers to "be nice to one another" as "we're going to have no shortage of meanness over the next five years".