Celebrities have reacted in shock, outrage and cheers as Liz Truss announced her resignation as Prime Minister after just six weeks.
The PM delivered a speech outside Downing Street on Thursday afternoon to announce that she was stepping down from the role after a disastrous short term, which has included crashing the economy and the departure of both her Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.
In her statement, the outgoing minister said: ‘Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.’
Piers Morgan tweeted shortly before her speech: ‘It’s over. Liz Truss is resigning and will become shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history. What an absolute shambles.’
The Uncensored host then reposted a previous tweet he wrote which read: ‘Memo to Tories: Kick out Truss, let @RishiSunak be PM, keep @Jeremy_Hunt as Chancellor, make @PennyMordaunt Home or Foreign Secretary – and pretend the last 40 disastrous days never happened.’
He added today: ‘This needs to happen asap.’
Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid tweeted: ‘The U-turn Prime Minister. Yesterday: I’m a fighter not a quitter. Today: quits.’
Match of the Day host Gary Linker wrote: ‘Another Prime Minister resigns. Would you fracking believe it?’
John Bishop was particularly incensed by the developments and said: ‘WTF !!! And they think they can just get another Tory in !!! Unacceptable.’
The announcement was triggering for Richard Osman who quipped: ‘No-one used to resign until I resigned from ‘Pointless’. Now they’re all at it. I think I made it cool.’
Love Island narrator Iain Stirling couldn’t resist cracking a joke about the PM’s short tenure and quipped: ‘Liz Truss’s reign as Prime Minster was shorter than a series of Love Island.’
Nish Kumar laughed in similar fashion: ‘Even Quibi lasted longer than her.’
Sue Perkins weighed in: ‘Still not sorry. In fact, she’s laughing. There is no mandate for any of this.’
H from Steps cheered: ‘F*****g GO! Take the hint! #GeneralElectionNow.’
Love Island star Shaughna Phillips laughed: ‘No this is so embarrassing,’ alongside several cry-laughing emoji.
Joel Lycett continued the jokes and tweeted: ‘@trussliz omg just heard there’s a leadership election nxt week????? u shud run babe youd be perfect!!!’
Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker added: ‘This f*****g government is like malware you can’t remove. General election NOW.’
Rosie Jones quipped: ‘Now is a GREAT time to get into the Home Removal business…specifically in the Westminster area.’
Ms Truss will remain in office until her replacement is found which is expected to be within a week’s time .