Boris Johnson has famously been ducking interviews during the lead-up to tomorrow’s General Election.
Furthermore, Mr Johnson’s media minder said to reporter Jonathan Swain ‘for [bleep’s] sake’ as he tried to get a word with the PM.
Mr Johnson was out early in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, visiting a milk production plant and preparing to go out on a delivery.
After promising to appear on GMB the PM hasn’t appeared to face one of Pier and Susanna Reid’s trademark grillings, so Jonathan went to try and capture him on camera.
“Morning Prime Minister,” he said as Mr Johnson got out of a car. “Will you come on Good Morning Britain? Will you deliver on your promise to speak to Piers and Susanna?”
It was then that press secretary Robert Oxley stepped in and herded Jonathan out of the way, muttering “for [bleep’s] sake”.
Back in the studio Piers and Susanna could hardly believe what they had heard.
Mr Johnson was then taken into a fridge, where he stayed for several minutes.
The incident saw a rash of viewers – who had produced hilarious memes – take to Twitter to satirise the stand-off.
— Raffaele Vitelli ⚪ (@AntigoneMarkTwo) December 11, 2019
Boris Johnson hiding in a fridge? Who does he think he is?! Indiana Jones?! pic.twitter.com/eYTIoBRBY7
— 🇪🇺Ewan 🏳️🌈 (@whomad) December 11, 2019
A moment of utter panic for Sigourney Weaver, as she finds Boris Johnson in her fridge! pic.twitter.com/PVuOuUeZBD
— Jim Horse-Dealer (@jameshirst91) December 11, 2019
Will he take a fridge with him when he negotiates Brexit?
He runs away from Andrew Neil, and even Good Morning Britain..
Hes a COWARD
Who votes for a COWARD? pic.twitter.com/KHMORVtD4R
— lynda williams #InMemoryOfTheWhiteRose (@ysbryd1) December 11, 2019
Twitter users referenced films like Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters, but one user called him a ‘coward’.