Lee Mack had viewers in stitches at the Queen's Jubilee concert last night (4 June) when he went off script and rinsed Boris Johnson. Have a look for yourself:
The comedian was one of a host of big names who came out to celebrate Liz's Platinum Jubilee to mark an incredible 70 years on the throne, with the likes of Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, and Rod Stewart gracing the stage outside Buckingham Palace.
Mack hopped on following a rousing opening performance from Queen + Adam Lambert, to warm up the crowd.
And he just couldn't resist taking a shot at the prime minister over his recent series of indiscretions.
Standing in front of thousands who had packed onto the Mall for the concert, Mack said: "We are here right outside the gates of Buckingham Palace for the party of a lifetime.
"I’ll tell you what – finally we can say the words ‘party’ and ‘gate’ and it’s a positive."
Adding: "That wasn’t in the autocue."
Safe to say, the crowd loved it, with people heard howling with laughter.
Those watching at home seemed to love it too.
One user commented: "Lee Mack, take a bow sir! Absolutely brilliant."
Another chipped in: "Lee Mack making @BorisJohnson squirm for the nation well done that man."
"Shout out to Lee Mack for almost immediately dropping partygate in. With Boris right there. Bloody superb," put a third.
While another added: "Lee Mack making a Partygate joke with Johnson, Patel and Dorries right there. Yes, please!"
Johnson was forced to apologise last month following the publication of the Sue Gray report, which investigated a number of parties that took place at Downing Street during the pandemic - better known as 'Partygate'.
The prime minister received a fixed penalty notice earlier this year for having attended his own birthday party, though he was not fined for attending a leaving party for one of his special advisors.
It's really not been the best bank holiday Johnson has ever enjoyed, it has to be said.
As well as getting the proverbial taken out of him on national television, he was also booed as he and wife Carrie attended the National Thanksgiving Service on Friday (3 June).
See it for yourself:
Crowds gathered outside St Paul's Cathedral as the royal family attended a special service to celebrate the Queen's life.
But as Johnson arrived, there were audible boos from those outside.
Reporting live from St Paul’s, the reporter said in full: "Booing in the crowd there. You can hear it, there is really quite a lot of booing. A substantial amount. Didn’t see that coming. That’s quite a moment."
Another pundit also commented that it was 'quite a moment'.
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