The 77-year-old gave his Foreign Secretary son a promotion in an interview about his stint in the Aussie jungle
STANLEY Johnson made a VERY telling slip of the tongue when he asked if son Boris was “still Prime Minister” following his exit from the I’m A Celebrity camp.
The 77-year-old suffered the blunder live on-air during a chat with Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard, when he confessed he was “gutted” to be the fifth contestant to be given the boot last night.
Son Bojo is PM Theresa May’s main rival for the top job. His comments come as pressure mounts on Mrs May, after The Sun revealed Foreign Secretary Boris challenged her on plans to align some of Britain’s rules with the EU post-Brexit.
Meanwhile, supporters of Brexit Secretary David Davis told The Sun how they believe Mrs May will be “gone by Christmas.”
As the GMB chat opened today, he said: “What, is Boris still Prime Minister?”
He seemed more sure of his famous son’s position last night, when he asked Ant and Dec if he was still Foreign Secretary.
In the post-eviction chat he admitted: “I’m absolutely looking forward to my e-mails! Is that pathetic?”
“I want to know if Boris is still Foreign Secretary for example!”
Today, he took his politically-laden remarks one step further to the bemusement of show viewers and continued: “I haven’t had telephonic conversations with him (Boris), but I have had a Whats App.
“He’s as thrilled as I am.”
The blooper also had fellow ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly in hysterics as she exclaimed: “That was quite a slip of the tongue – is Boris still PM!”
Meanwhile fans took to Twitter in hysterics, with one writing: “Hahaha never thought I’d say I love Stanley Johnson but he’s so adorable bless him.”
Another posted: “Freudian slip by Stanley Johnson on
#GMB “Is Boris still PM? . . . Foreign Secretary?” while one wrote: “Stanley Johnson on GMTV. “Is Boris still PM?” Freudian slip or not?”
Meanwhile, Stanley was quick to clarify his postion on the Lorraine show, which airs on ITV straight after GMB.
He squealed: “Oh my god that was a slip of the tongue! I was like Rip van Winkle emerging from seclusion and I hadn’t had any news.
“Now we’ve shared a WhatsApp and he said, ‘Good show dad, everyone’s rooting for you.’
“And of course I got it wrong about him being PM, it was a slip of the tongue, a slip of the tongue!”