Stars React To Boris Johnson's Resignation: 'Now Where Did I Put That Bunting?'

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Julian Clary, Beverley Knight and Matt Lucas (Photo: Getty)
Julian Clary, Beverley Knight and Matt Lucas (Photo: Getty)

Julian Clary, Beverley Knight and Matt Lucas (Photo: Getty)

Stars from the world of entertainment have reacted jubilantly to the resignation of Boris Johnson as prime minister.

After days of drama, on Thursday morning it emerged that Johnson would be resigning having been told by senior Cabinet ministers that he no longer had their support.

The news sparked plenty of social media reaction, with a number of famous faces also joining in with their take on events on Twitter.

Beverley Knight branded the PM “a sh*tstain indelibly printed onto the pages of British political history”, while Julian Clary joked that he was digging out some bunting to celebrate.

Matt Lucas, who famously impersonated Johnson on The Great British Bake Off, joked he was “resigning as Boris’ impersonator”.

Take a look at some of the best celebrity reactions below...

The dramatic development came after more than 50 Tory MPs quit their government posts.

A succession of backbenchers, including many who had supported him in last month’s vote of confidence, also made it clear that they now wanted him out.

This followed the shock resignations of Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid on Tuesday night.

It is understood that Johnson is set to remain as PM until a new Tory leader is in place by the party conference in October.

However, a number of MPs have expressed their unhappiness at the prospect of Johnson staying on until the autumn and say he must be replaced in the interim by Dominic Raab, the deputy prime minister.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.


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