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Ant And Dec Call Out Boris Johnson Over Downing Street 'Party'

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Ant And Dec Call Out Boris Johnson Over Downing Street 'Party'

Ant and Dec have called out the Prime Minister over allegations that Downing Street staff members held a Christmas party amid a nationwide lockdown. You can see what they said below:

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The duo, who host I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! were talking about a new camp leader being chosen.

Declan Donnelly explains that it's been 'all change in camp' with celebrities choosing a new leader, meaning David Ginola's reign was over.

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At that moment, Ant McPartlin says: "But they weren't celebrating. They didn't have a party. They categorically deny any suggestions that they had a party."

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

He went on: "And this 'fictional party' definitely didn't involve cheese and wine... or a secret Santa."

Dec chimed in then saying: "EVENING, PRIME MINISTER," adding: "For now."

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Commenting on the video that was posted on Twitter, one person wrote: "Moments like these are why Ant and Dec clean up every year at the awards. The best and it isn't even close."

Another added: "Good on them standing up for the GB public! Thanks lads absolute legends both of you!"

A third commented: "I am so proud to live in a country where Ant and Dec can publicly call out Boris Johnson on national TV; a man who hosted huge parties whilst telling the rest of the UK to stay at home. Ant and Dec, Britain salutes you."

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The jibes towards Boris Johnson came after a video was leaked of No 10 staff joking about a Christmas party that is alleged to have taken place last December - when people were spending the festive period alone and refraining from seeing their nearest and dearest during a nationwide lockdown... that the Prime Minister imposed.

In a clip obtained by ITV, Boris Johnson’s then spokesperson Allegra Stratton could be seen laughing as she said there was ‘definitely no social distancing’ and that it was ‘a business meeting’.

In the clip the staff are asking Stratton mock questions to help prepare for talking to the press. 

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Now the Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are investigating after the video was released.

Journalist Paul Brand posted a statement from Scotland Yard on Twitter that indicates authorities are 'aware' of the footage broadcast by ITV.

The email says: "We are aware of footage obtained by ITV News relating to alleged breaches of the Health protection Regulations at a Government building in December 2020.

"It is our policy not to routinely investigate retrospective breaches of the Covid 19 regulations, however the footage will form part of our considerations."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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