Boris Johnson Made An Eastenders Cameo In 2009
Boris Johnson might be made the new Prime Minister of the UK today. However, it could have all panned out very differently for the blonde-haired Politician after he was spotted appearing in an episode of Eastenders in October 2009. Perhaps, if the scene wasn't such a festival of cringe, he could have got a full-time job in the Queen Vic.
Boris Johnson's 2009 EastEnders appearance seems even more surreal now than it was then pic.twitter.com/8F7POD2adR
- Julian Druker (@Julian5News) June 15, 2019
Back when the scene was filmed, Boris was just (!) the Mayor of London. In attempt to prove popular with a different demographic and appear like an actual human being he took to the small screen.
In an action-packed sequence, we see Peggy Mitchell ranting away to Sam and Roxy Mitchell behind the bar about the mess London is in. She brazenly says that if she ever came face to face with Boris she'd give him what for. With perfect comedic timing, the bumbling Brit waltzes through the door and awkwardly stumbles his way to the bar after a tyre burst on his bike.
Next thing you know, our Peggy is completely charmed by our potential overlord and begins gushing like he's a member of Westlife. She offers him a top up on his lager to which he replied: "No, I'm fine thank you," like a budget James Bond.
Peggy continues: "You know, I do so admire a man who devotes his entire life to serving society," which I assume made an entire nation vomit in their own mouths when it was aired.
Boris then offer Peggy a business card in case she has any suggestions as to how she could improve her area, but Peggy sheepishly replies: "I wouldn't dream of telling the mayor of London what to do".
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In a dark turn of events, Boris looks back at her with a cold, dead stare and mutters: "good." Presumably foreshadowing his potentially dystopian reign at the pinnacle of British politics. Now there's some great writing.
Recently, Boris has confused the nation with conflicting statements about a potential past use of drugs.
Despite originally saying that he had taken cocaine, he joked on an episode of BBC's political comedy panel show Have I Got News For You that he didn't actually take it.
He said: "I sneezed and so it did not go up my nose, in fact, I may have been doing icing sugar." Our potential Prime Minister ladies and gentlemen.
So, if the UK goes down the pan like many expect under Johnson then we all know who's to blame. Peggy Mitchell.
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