Ever since he found that the UK’s Conservative authorities might have been complicit in cellphone hacking, Hugh Grant has rallied in opposition to the institution. He might have performed a bumbling prime minister in “Love Really,” however he wasn’t too happy when one Boris Johnson went on to steer the nation. Again in 2019, he furiously slammed Johnson on Twitter, declaring, “F*** off you over-promoted rubber tub toy. Britain is revolted by you and your little gang of masturbatory prefects.”
After myriad controversies, from breaching the coronavirus lockdown guidelines that he applied to creating mild of alleged sexual assaults, Johnson was lastly ousted from Quantity 10 in 2022. This was welcome information for Grant, who gleefully celebrated the PM’s downfall. Accordingly, he concocted a shady (and totally British) plan to troll the press following Johnson’s resignation.
Asking a favor from anti-Tory activist Steve Bray, he tweeted, “Morning @snb19692 Glad you will have your audio system again. Do you by any probability have the Benny Hill music handy?” Usually parodied, “The Benny Hill Present” theme, “Yakety Sax,” is a comical tune that was accompanied by absurdist occasions when featured on the slapstick comedy sequence. Bray, who had beforehand performed a parody track entitled “Bye, Bye Boris” throughout Johnson’s resignation speech, obliged and blasted the theme exterior Parliament. “Only for @HackedOffHugh as requested right here as we speak on the media circus… The Benny Hill theme tune,” Bray proudly wrote. Subsequently, the track performed throughout information studies masking Johnson’s resignation.