People are calling for this woman to be Prime Minister after her hilarious resignation response
"Get her in Number 10 now."
A woman’s clueless but hilarious response to Boris Johnson‘s resignation yesterday has got people calling for her to become the new Prime Minister.
In case you somehow managed to miss it, Boris Johnson addressed the nation yesterday to formally resign as the leader of the Conservative party and agree to step down as Prime Minister following a tidal wave of 59 resignations by ministers, MPs, and other government officials – including Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid.
Johnson had been increasing pressure to step down from his position in recent weeks amid several scandals, from Partygate to Pincher.
The Prime Minister said his resignation speech: “I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world – but them’s the breaks.”
He also assured people that “our future together is golden”.
As is often the case in the aftermath of significant political bombshells such as this, news reporters grabbed their cameras and headed out onto the streets across the country to ask people for their take on what went down – and one woman’s response in a now-viral video on social media has left some feeling that she should throw her hat into the ring to take over as the country’s next leader.
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Speaking to the BBC in Darlington, the clueless woman said that she wasn’t even aware Johnson had decided to step down from his, but she was pretty pleased about it.
“I didn’t even know he’s resigned,” she exclaimed. “I’ve just finished work so, well that’s a bit of good news, I suppose, isn’t it?”.
It wasn’t a very long response, but it was all she needed to go viral.
Shortly after her interview was aired on television, the clip was shared to Twitter and it has since gone on to amass over three million views and counting, as well as tens of thousands of retweets, likes, and of course, comments from people hailing her as an “icon”.
“Get her in Number 10 now,” one Twitter user said.
Heaping praise on the unnamed woman, another Twitter user commented: “Iconic queen.”
“New queen just dropped,” wrote a third, with another adding: “She’s an icon, she’s a legend and she IS the moment.”
Another commented: “Bless her heart. Protect her at all costs.”
Presumably having got wind that she was going viral on social media, the woman in the video identified herself on Twitter as Erin Mae Denny with the brilliant and appropriate response of “look mum, I’m on TV”.
Her Twitter response has also gone viral, with plenty of people calling her a ‘legend”, sending her praise, and describing it as: “Genuinely the greatest vox pop ever featured on national television”
“You can’t get a more British reaction to a massive piece of news than this, absolutely perfect,” another added.
“To any non brits here, this is what we call a masterclass in great British understatement.”
“Icon! Star! Queen! Legend!,” a fourth said.
Featured Image – BBC / Twitter (via @matteottismith)
Molly-Mae Hague has welcomed her first baby… according to boxer Jake Paul
Jake Paul appears to have spilled the beans on Molly-Mae Hague, announcing that she has given birth to her first baby with his rival Tommy Fury.
Super influencer Molly-Mae, 23, has maintained radio silence on Instagram for the last week, leading to many fans speculating that she has welcomed her baby girl and is taking some privacy out of the public eye.
Many assumed that she would bide her time for a huge announcement video, as she did with her pregnancy announcement back in September.
But it appears that Jake Paul has jumped the gone and made the announcement for the young couple, who met on the fifth series of Love Island.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake posted on Twitter today, alongside a poster promoting his upcoming fight with Tommy: “Tommy has no excuses now…Baby’s born. Money’s massive. Immigration no issue.
“Tyson promises he & Papa will make Tommy retire from boxing & change his last name if he can’t beat the YouTuber.
“Tmw I’m coming to London to look at all 3 Fury’s in the eye & shake on that promise.”
Of course, the internet has completely lost its mind that Molly-Mae’s undoubtedly tasteful baby announcement has been usurped in this way.
One person posted on Twitter: “Jake Paul announcing Molly Mae’s birth before Molly Mae or Tommy is the biggest sh*thousery I’ve seen this year.”
Another wrote: “ermmm did Jake Paul just let slip that Molly Mae’s given birth before she announced it or??”
Someone else commented: “Not Jake Paul announcing molly mae having her baby before molly mae what a prick.”
Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury have not yet addressed the message from Jake Paul.
Featured image: Instagram, @mollymae
Tim Healy surprises fans with performance at The 1975’s Newcastle gig
The 1975’s tour has seen some seriously memorable moments so far, including several special guest appearances, but seeing Tim Healy give a surprise performance has to be the jewel in the crown.
While the band might have formed in the Wilmslow and plied their trade in Manchester on their way to success, several members of the current lineup — including frontman Matty Healy himself — were born in Newcastle, so the gig at the Utilita Arena on Wednesday was very much a homecoming show.
With that in mind, when British TV royalty, Geordie icon and Matty’s old man, Tim Healy popped up on stage, the crowd understandably went wild.
There were no doubt plenty of confused faces when a trademark Matty monologue and sudden cut to black was followed by the bloke from Benidorm appearing up on stage, but there was also a scream bigger than any response Taylor Swift got.
Whipping out some significantly more dramatic thespian ability than the kind you’d associate with his Auf Wiedersehen, Pet days, albeit still fully aware of bizarre the entire spectacle was, he brought one of his son’s trademark digressions about method acting to a close.
But better than that, the 70-year-old ended up staying on stage to perform his own low-key ‘All I Need to Hear‘ cover as the band played in the background. Surreal.
To be honest, it might just be the wholesomeness of it all, but we think we might prefer the older Healy’s version.
Sing it, Tim!
Imagine bringing your dad onto the stage only for him to absolutely steal the show. Brilliant stuff.
Both he and Matty’s celebrity mum Denise Welch have been spotted at various shows as the band continue to perform their ‘At Their Very Best’ tour around the country, with various fans interacting with them in the crowd, but very few would have been expecting an impromptu song from one of them.
Both are obviously more closely associated with TV, with Welch known for appearing on the likes of Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Loose Women and many more, but if we don’t up end up getting both of them on stage before this tour is over we’ll be genuinely fuming.
It also looks like the reaction meant a lot to him:
Elsewhere in the show, The 1975’s Newcastle fans were treated to an equally ridiculous surprise appearance from Harry Styles. Well, not really…
In case you haven’t seen it already, the band conspired to prank the crowd by putting the former One Direction star’s name up on the screen, only to bring out Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi instead.
He obviously got just as lovely a reaction and fully leaned into bantering with the crowd — joking, “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Harry Styles‘ looks a bit different.'” — before performing a cover of ‘Antichrist’.
He’s always good value, isn’t he?
You can read our full review of The 1975’s Manchester show HERE.
Or, if you fancy it, you can watch us having a belting time:
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