Audience Gasps As The One Show Guest Takes Swipe At Boris Johnson
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Actor Dan Stevens was on the show to talk about new series Gaslit, which is based on the infamous Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.
Seemingly referencing Nixon, Stevens said: "What you've got is a criminal for a leader who is wrapped in a messy war, embroiled in a stupid scandal and surrounded by ambitious idiots and really should resign."
But then, after pausing for a moment, the 39-year-old added: "No, I'm sorry that's the intro to Boris Johnson.
"I've just said the intro to Boris Johnson, I'm so sorry..."
Host Alex Jones tilted her head disapprovingly as co-host Jermaine Jenas failed to contain his laughter. Meanwhile, the rest of the studio was overcome with an incredibly awkward silence, only punctuated by a smattering of gasps.
After a couple of seconds that felt like a lifetime, Stevens continued: "No, Gaslit takes quite an interesting approach to Watergate..."
If his dig is lost on you, basically the PM has found himself in hot water once again, having been issued with a fine for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules.
Around 50 people in total have been handed fixed penalty notices [FPN] as part of the Metropolitan Police's investigation into 12 lockdown-breaching gatherings at Whitehall and Downing Street.
A statement from 10 Downing Street said: "The Met police have now explained that the FPN issued to the PM will be in relation to the following incident: 'On 19th June 2020 at the Cabinet Room 10 Downing Street between 1400 and 1500 you participated in a gathering of two or more people indoors in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street.'"
Johnson previously said that 'all guidance was followed' and that 'no rules were broken', but yesterday (Tuesday 12 April) he issued an apology.
He said: "Today I've received a fixed penalty notice from the Metropolitan police relating to a Downing Street Event on 19 June 2020.
"Let me say immediately, I have paid the fine and want to offer a fulsome apology."
Describing the event, he went on: "There was a brief gathering in the Cabinet Room shortly after 2pm lasting less than 10 minutes during which people I worked with passed on their good wishes.
"In that time it did not occur to me this might have been a breach of the rules.
"The police have found otherwise and I fully respect the outcome of their investigation."
The fine makes him the first sitting PM to have been found to have broken the law.
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