Matt Lucas couldn’t resist having another dig at Boris Johnson after the prime minister delayed Saturday’s press conference about England’s second national lockdown for more than two hours.
The PM was so late addressing the nation - originally announced for 4pm on Saturday afternoon - that Strictly Come Dancing was delayed by a few minutes before the BBC relegated Johnson to the BBC News channel.
Great British Bake Off host Matt responded by lampooning the PM (again) on Twitter.
“So, we are saying at 4 o’clock, we’ll have a 5:30 press conference, and this begins at 6:45,” he joked.
Fellow comedian Jason Manford also joked about the delayed press conference, quipping: “Where’s Boris? Finishing his subsidised 3 course meal in the House of Commons first I suspect! You’re welcome BJ!”
Where’s Boris? Finishing his subsidised 3 course meal in the House of Commons first I suspect! You’re welcome BJ!
— Jason Manford (@JasonManford) October 31, 2020
And Pointless host Richard Osman added: “Boris Johnson should do this press conference with the lights off and a torch under his chin.”
Boris Johnson should do this press conference with the lights off and a torch under his chin.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) October 31, 2020
Other stars also weighed in...
A virus so deadly we’re going to wait till Thursday to lockdown.
— Dapper (@dapperlaughs) October 31, 2020
Test. Test. Test.
Why don’t we have a rapid, regular testing system? Why didn’t we use the original lockdown to get that sorted? Why don’t we offer teachers, care homes, workplaces, airports etc regular tests so we can operate confidently?
— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) October 31, 2020
Boris Johnson has to go.
Britain can't endure any more of his rudderless leadership.
U-turn after U-turn, mixed message after mixed message, failure after failure.
He's been an absolute shambles in this pandemic & we desperately need a PM we can trust & who knows how to lead. pic.twitter.com/u3z30eZ2gz
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 31, 2020
Wonder if Boris will be this late when he’s working in cyber?
— Chris Ramsey (@IAmChrisRamsey) October 31, 2020
I’m struggling to take much more of this if I’m honest. It simply just doesn’t add up.
For those in need, hopefully this will offer you some refuge too ❤️ https://t.co/tDgrWDBh2y
— Kelvin Fletcher (@kelvin_fletcher) October 31, 2020
The four-week lockdown will involve non-essential shops closing, restrictions on non-essential travel, and pubs and restaurants closing, except for takeaway services. The measures will be in place until at least December 2 in a bid to drive down spiralling rates of the virus.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.