I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here fans were left in hysterics after Ant and Dec poked fun at a ‘fictional’ Downing Street Christmas Party that allegedly took place In December last year, during Covid restrictions.
The comedy duo made the cheeky remark when talking about campmate David Ginola’s appointment as the new camp leader.
Ant McPartlin said: “And that means David’s reign is over, but they weren’t celebrating.”
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Imitating a leaked video supposedly addressing the party, he continued: “They didn’t have a party, they categorically deny any suggestion that they had a party and this ‘fictional’ party definitely didn’t involve cheese and wine or a secret Santa.”
Dec Donnelly then added: “Evening Prime Minister!”
Viewers found the remarks hilarious and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One person wrote: “Howling at @antanddec tearing into the conservatives secret Christmas party on last nights.”
“Ohhh gawd that’s too funny,” said another. “Go on Ant and Dec.”
“Thank god for Ant and Dec! Calling out f***ing Boris Johnson on last year’s Christmas party,” a third added. “Best of British TV, Johnson did want the media to show only Britishness. Keep doing it boys!”
At the time of the alleged party, gatherings were banned under government restrictions, and London was in Tier 3.
A video of Boris Johnson’s press secretary at the time, Allegra Stratton, was leaked by ITV News. It shows senior Downing Street staff rehearsing for a news conference and joking about the ‘party’.
In the clip, one employee says: “I’ve just seen reports on Twitter that there was a Downing Street Christmas party on Friday night.”
Stratton laughs before responding: “I went home, hold on, hold on, err…”
Someone else chips in: “It wasn’t a party it was cheese and wine.”
To which the former press secretary responds: “Is cheese and wine alright? It was a business meeting… This fictional party was a business meeting.. and it was not socially distanced.”
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