The Great British Bake Off made a political statement upon returning for its eleventh season Tuesday evening.
In his first appearance on the show, co-host Matt Lucas impersonated a grumbling Boris Johnson as he recreated a satirical press conference under the slogan “Stay alert, protect the cake, save the loaf”.
The comedian, 46, who replaced Sandy Toxvig as host, had a spat picture of the Prime Minister at the opening of the show, which was postponed for 15 minutes, after Boris addressed the nation with new lockdown measures in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Uncommon: Matt Lucas leaves viewers in Stitches impersonating stuttering Boris Johnson (right) on his Great British Bake Off appearance Tuesday night
In the sitcom, Matt, who wore a platinum blonde wig and stood in front of the Union Jack flag, said: “ I talked about this, you know, the printer is upside down again. And oh no .. well .. how? Ah yeah, that’s really good, I can read that well.
“Well let’s get it wrong … yeah. Good evening, let’s get straight to it. We are now approaching stage 46.
Which means that it is Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening depending on your height. We, we, say in relation to bread if you must bake in a tent, bake in a tent.
Stay alert, protect the cake, save the loaves: The comedian, 46, who replaced Sandy Tuxvig as host, had a spat picture of the Prime Minister while he recreated a satirical press conference
But please don’t bake in a tent. We ask people to use common sense regarding the distribution of hundreds and thousands.
Then Matt said he would take a question from “The Unorthodox Lady Noel”.
Then Noel Fielding, co-host of the little British superstar, said, “ Hey PM. Just one question: “Is it sc-oh-ne or sc-on?”
Bumbling Boris: In the sitcom Matt, who wore a platinum blonde wig and stood in front of the Union Jack flag, muttered to himself in a strange impersonation of the Prime Minister
Matt said he was about to hand the query over to the “experts” – a parody of Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance-Pro Witte (Pro Leith) and Professor Paul Hollywood.
After Bro and Paul gave alternate answers, Matt said: Well, I hope he clarifies it to you, ‘before he takes off his wig to say,’ All that’s left for me to say is …. Welcome to The Great British Bake Off ‘.
Viewers quickly flocked to Twitter to praise Matt for the ingenious parody.
Parody: Referring to the business letter from home, he said: “ We, we, say in relation to bread if you have to bake in a tent, or bread in a tent. But please don’t bake in a tent
A fan of the show wrote, “I really like Matt Lucas on the Pick of Off,” while another added: “Sexy. #Mattlucas #boris #BakeOff ‘.
Third voiceover: “Matt Lucas is really a great addition to #GBBO”.
4th stream of scenes: “Matt Lucas does Boris Johnson better than Boris Johnson.”
“Matt Lucas to be Boris is just what I need #smile,” wrote a different fan.
Another said, “There is no context to back down strongly.”
Funny: Matt then said he would take a question from “The Lady in Unconventional Dress, Noel,” also known as his co-host Noelle Fielding
Urgent matters: The hostess of the Little Britain star said: ‘Hey, Prime Minister. Just one question: “Is it sc-oh-ne or sc-on?”
The Experts: Matt said he would hand the inquiry over to the “experts” – a parody of Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance – Pro Whitty (Pro Leith) and Professor Paul Hollywood
This is not the first time that Matt has shot Boris with an amazing impersonation.
Back in May, he summed up the confusion about the prime minister’s speech in a satirical 20-second video.
Confused members of the public mocked Boris and his government after he abandoned the mantra of “staying at home, protecting the NHS, saving lives” and instead urging people to “stay alert, control the virus, and save lives.”
He also unveiled a three-stage exit plan and a five-stage warning system to describe the outbreak in the country.
But the new measures and amendments to the strict lockdown rules – which include the ability to leave the house to exercise as much as you want – have left people decidedly disoriented.
“Sexy”: Viewers quickly flooded Twitter to praise Matt for the ingenious parody
Little Britain star Matt summed up the mood of the nation in a funny impersonation of the prime minister.
In a YouTube video, he said, “ So we’re saying don’t go to work, go to work, don’t take public transport, don’t go to work. Stay indoors, if you can work from home go to work then don’t go to work.
‘Get out, don’t go out. And then we’ll or don’t do one thing or the other.
Piers Morgan played the clip on Good Morning Britain this morning and said it was “very funny” but the confusion over Mr Johnson’s speech would lead to more deaths.
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