Frankie Boyle and Nish Kumar are among the celebrities who have reacted after Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister today (7 July).
Johnson’s decision came after new Education Secretary Michelle Donelan tendered her resignation as the fifth cabinet minister. It comes after she accepted the role Tuesday night (July 6), with Johnson’s new chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, also publicly urging Johnson to “do the right thing and go now.”
The outgoing prime minister has seen mass resignations from ministers and a cabinet revolt.
A total of 57 have resigned from or been sacked from the government since Tuesday night, including Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid.
Many celebrities have responded to the news of Johnson’s resignation on Twitter.
Comedian Boyle wrote, “Basically a spoken word version of ‘My Way.'”
“If I may quote from my own reviews… what a bloody speech,” added Kumar.
Actor Kerry Godliman wrote, “Google Speech Translate: I can’t believe you think I suck.”
Earlier in the day, comedian David Baddiel had written: “I think a lot of people are going to feel the same thing at this deeply historic moment, which is that FFS are going to give the resignation speech as soon as I have to go out this morning and really want to sit here and poke fun at it .”
Kathy Burke posted a dancing GIF with the caption, “Bye bye Bog Job, you f***ing clown.”
Actor Adrian Edmondson quipped, “Quitter!”
Stephen Fry responded to the news in a threaded tweet that began: “He’s leaving! bless my soul
“But NOT YET…” the comedian continued, adding, “He just couldn’t do the decent thing and step aside right away. No doubt he portrays himself more as an unleashed, privateer, reckless swashbuckler than the rogue elephant that he is, trampling on what is left of our democracy.
“Oh and oy and oomph days like this,” Fry wrote before sharing a picture of Johnson with former US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, in 2019.
“Maybe that’s that ‘huge man date’ he keeps referring to…” Fry joked.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/boris-johnson-celebrity-reactions-frankie-boyle-b2117948.html Boris Johnson resigns: the best celebrity reactions to the PM’s speech, from Frankie Boyle to Nish Kumar