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After Boris Johnson revealed he had spent his Sunday afternoon at Peppa Pig World during his rambling CBI speech, rather than appearing like a loveable buffoon well briefed on popular children’s TV shows as he may have hoped, he came across just as a buffoon, and unleashed a torrent of mockery, with a BBC reporter even asking if everything was alright with him.
Safe to say, the speech was a bit of a disaster from start to finish - with highlights including a 25-second interval where Johnson found his place in his notes, a not at all hyperbolic comparison to Moses, and a very good indeed impression of a car (vroom).
Watch the moment Ant and Dec mock Boris Johnson over ‘forgive me’ speech blunder
Watch the moment Ant and Dec mock Boris Johnson over ‘forgive me’ speech blunderThe presenter mimicked “forgive me” as he fiddled with paper, mirroring the moment Boris Johnson lost his place for 20 seconds before rambling on about Peppa Pig.
But it was our porky friend who sparked the most intrigue from viewers on social media, and the busy bees of the internet got straight to work to make some memes and jokes
So here are some of the best memes of the Peppa/Johnson genre:
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We came only to visit Peppa Pig World pic.twitter.com/VttqaYPfXo
— Marlon Solomon (@supergutman) November 22, 2021
"So how did you distract them from the health care bill?"
*I pretended I was a car and said I went to Peppa Pig World"
— Otto Von Jizzmark (@Ottojizzmark) November 22, 2021
Breaking: Daddy Pig complains to Ofcom after Peppa and George traumatised by Boris Johnson's speech. pic.twitter.com/hskekooz4q
— The Poke (@ThePoke) November 23, 2021
".. and then he stood up in front of all the country's business leaders and started talking about Peppa Pig..." pic.twitter.com/6Ykor75RRE
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— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 22, 2021
“Say ‘Peppa Pig World is very much your kind of place’…” pic.twitter.com/DjcZCXtDDI
— Matt Smith (Josheph Gettins stan account) (@utb_smith) November 22, 2021
‘What do you fancy doing tomorrow, babe? Peppa Pig World again’? pic.twitter.com/1M34tYfU0Q
— Kim M-C (@KimM_C) November 22, 2021
I once lost my place in a keynote speech to the CBI, so pretended to be a car and then told them about my day out at Peppa Pig world instead. pic.twitter.com/Cu4aRROfUe
— Jon Newton (@MrJonNewton) November 22, 2021
"What did I tell you?"
"Don't do a speech about Peppa Pig."
"And what did you do?"
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) November 22, 2021
"Yeah, so I've just got back from Peppa Pig World.
It was absolutely epic!!!!" pic.twitter.com/rIv354HyeW
— Brexit Club Guy (@BrexitClubGuy) November 22, 2021
Removing page numbers from Boris Johnson’s CBI speech. pic.twitter.com/kZF8AnwnnM
I'm A Celeb's Ant and Dec mock Boris Johnson with cheeky ‘forgive me’ joke on ITV show
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stumbled through a speech at the Confederation of British Industry before saying "forgive me".Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister hit the headlines as he stumbled through a speech at the Confederation of British Industry before saying "forgive me" as he attempted to find his place in his notes.
— Count Binface (@CountBinface) November 22, 2021
Subplot alert: A lot of people recalled the allegation that former Prime Minister David Cameron may have got quite close to a pig himself during his university days:
"Spare Ticket for Peppa Pig World, you fancy coming?" pic.twitter.com/4cS7pMnjPF
— Alf (@whoelsebutalf) November 22, 2021
Boris Johnson praised Peppa Pig World, which he described as "my kind of place."
I'd have thought it'd be more of a thing for David Cameron.
— Jon Jones (@JonJonesSnr) November 22, 2021
I remember David Cameron liked Peppa Pig, too ????
Must be an Eton thing pic.twitter.com/uBrpYbYNH3
— Not Miriam Cates MP ????♀️???????????? (@CatesParody) November 22, 2021
Boris Johnson: Continuing a proud tradition of Tory PMs with an interest in Peppa Pig World ???? pic.twitter.com/0BcEfmDZHE
— Samwise Gramsci (@Swindicalist) November 22, 2021
When Johnson got to Downing Street he might have felt like a pig in s**t. Now he’s just in s**t.
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