Folks having a go at politicians on reside TV is nothing new, but it surely’s not typically you get an actor styling out a long-winded burn with fairly as a lot pizzazz as British actor Dan Stevens managed throughout his look on the BBC’s The One Present.
On Wednesday, the Downton Abbey and Eurovision Track Contest star was being interviewed about his new Starz political thriller sequence, Gaslit, which is all about Richard Nixon and the Nineteen Seventies Watergate scandal, which led to the president’s resignation.
When requested to set the present up, although, that is what Stevens stated:
“Well what you’ve got is a criminal for a leader who is wrapped in a messy war, embroiled in a stupid scandal and surrounded by ambitious idiots, and really should resign,” Stevens says in the clip above.
“And…um…no, I’m sorry, that’s the intro to Boris Johnson. I’ve just said the intro to Boris Johnson, I’m so sorry.”
You really can’t fault the delivery, which was met with a combination of muffled laughter and shocked gasps from the presenters and crew in the room.
Johnson, it’s worth noting, has recently received a police fine for breaching lockdown rules with events and gatherings at authorities residences in the summertime of 2020. He is confronted calls by some to resign, however has refused.
The clip of Stevens — which the actor himself has since retweeted — has been considered virtually 6 million instances on Twitter.