Matt Lucas Resurrects Boris Johnson Impression To Mock Prime Minister’s Second Lockdown Press Conference
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After Boris Johnson interrupted Halloween with a delayed press conference announcing England's second national lockdown, Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas has once again impersonated the PM and made fun of his tardiness.
The PM was very late to his own conference yesterday and Twitter had a lot to say about it.
Originally announced for 4pm on Saturday afternoon, BBC presenter Reeta Chakrabarti had to keep viewers in the loop regarding the delay as Little Mix's The Search was pulled from schedules and Strictly Come Dancing was delayed to make room for the big announcement
Matt recorded and posted the short video on Twitter in which he says in a Boris inspired voice: "So, we are saying at 4 o'clock, we'll have a 5:30 press conference, and this begins at 6:45."
This is not the first time Matt has given us a fantastic Boris impersonation. The first episode of the current series of The Great British Bake Off was delayed by 15 minutes (!) so Channel 4 could slot in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the nation, which began at 8pm.
Viewers called it one of the best openers in Bake Off history. If you missed it you can see it here:
In the clip, Matt can be seen standing at the lectern alongside the words: "Stay alert, protect cake, save loaves".
From reading the announcement upside down, to explaining "bake in a tent if they want to, but don't bake in a tent" and asking Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood how to pronounce scone, it certainly delighted fans.
At the end, Matt whipped off his wig and said: "All that remains if for me to say, welcome to the Great British Bake Off!"
Yesterday the PM announced a second nationwide lockdown is set to be introduced in England.
Unlike the first lockdown in March, which was open-ended, the new measures are expected to last for around a month until 2nd December.
People must not mix inside homes, other than for childcare or other forms of support, while pubs and restaurants must close, along with non-essential shops. Takeaways can remain open.
Schools and universities, however, will be allowed to remain open.
Travel within the UK is discouraged, apart from for work, and outbound international travel will be banned - again, with work as an exception.
Johnson also announced that the furlough scheme would continue throughout November.
Government figures show that in the past day, a further 21,915 people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the UK total to 1,011,660.
Hopefully there are more impressions in the near future to keep us laughing!