Video shows dozens of ‘Boris lookalikes’ gather outside Downing Street chanting ‘this is a work event’

As the damage from alleged Downing Street, Westminster parties continues to dominate the headlines the events have taken a dramatic twist.

On Friday (January 14) dozens of Boris Johnson lookalikes gathered together outside Downing Street to dance and bop.

Wearing floppy blonde wigs and dark suits, the lookalikes drank beer and wine while dancing to a home-made techno track.

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The up-beat music had the message, “my name is Boris” overplaying the soundtrack with reports of chanting saying, “this is a work event”.

Liz Bates, a political correspondent from Channel 4 News, recorded the group on Whitehall and posted video on her Twitter page.

She wrote: “Chants of ‘my name is Boris’ and ‘this is a work event’ outside Downing Street as maybe a hundred bewigged Boris lookalikes jig around in the street. Utterly surreal.”

The group of Boris Johnson lookalikes, some of who were draped in Union Jack flags, were also seen on Trafalgar Square in the shadow of Nelsons’ Column.

A photo taken of the group was posted on Twitter, with the poster commenting: “I see Boris’s kids are all out in force to support their dad in London today! #BorisJohnson #Boris #londonprotest #londonlife”.

It is not known if the group are out in London to support the beleaguered Prime Minister or protesting against him and seeking his resignation.

Earlier on Friday morning the Government apologised to Buckingham Palace after it emerged parties were held in Number 10 the day before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last year.

Two gatherings reportedly took place at Downing Street, with the Prime Minister’s former director of communications James Slack apologising for the “anger and hurt” one of the events – a leaving do held for him – had caused.

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A spokesman for the Prime Minister confirmed No 10 has said sorry to the Palace.

The spokesman said: “It is deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning and No 10 has apologised to the Palace.

“You heard from the PM this week, he’s recognised No 10 should be held to the highest standards, and take responsibility for things we did not get right.”

Senior civil servant Susan Gray is investigating a number of parties that were allegedly held at Downing Street since the outbreak of Covid.

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