I'm A Celeb host Dec Donnelly mocks Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'forgive me' speech gaffe

I'M A Celebrity host Dec Donnelly cheekily mocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson's embarrassing gaffe in a speech to business leaders today.

Boris repeated "forgive me" as he lost his place in his script during an address to the Confederation of British Industry.

Presenter Ant McPartlin kicked off the sketch about the PM, saying: "It was the way Richard described it… 'My tastebuds are joining into a harmonious chorus of joy.'"

Dec continued: "It was pure poetry. It was a symphony of sugary sensations. It was a culinary confection beyond your wildest dreams.

"It was a waltz through a galaxy of formidable flavours…"

Ant asked: "Where do we get it?"

Dec then picked up his stack of papers with the show script, and flicked through the pages.

"I've got it written down somewhere," he said, as he imitated Boris today.

"Oh forgive me. Forgive me.. forgive me… We got it in Poundland."

Viewers were baffled by Boris today as he hailed "genius" Peppa Pig World as "my kind of place" after a visit with his family last weekend.

The PM went off on a rambling tangent – with a blast at "stereotypical" Daddy Pig.

Today the PM:

  • Announced new homes, offices and supermarkets will be forced to install electric chargers from next year as part of a green revolution
  • Vowed he wanted to slash taxes for businesses – but the Government had to wait for the right moment to do so
  • Hinted young people would return to offices to have relationships and sex as there are "evolutionary" reasons to ditch working from home
  • Lost his train of thought and struggled for several seconds to find his place in the speech

And as he tried to pull the momentum back into a strange aside, Boris recalled his recent visit to Peppa Pig World, where he was seen with his son Wilf and wife Carrie enjoying a day out.

They were spotted on the Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club boat ride at the park in Hampshire over the weekend.

And the PM told the country's top chiefs in Newcastle: "Yesterday I went, as we all must, to Peppa Pig World.

"I love it. Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place: it has very safe streets, discipline in schools, heavy emphasis on new mass transit systems… even if they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig…"

The PM didn't say what it was about Daddy Pig, who is an engineer, likes to read the paper, and gets excited about trips in the car, was stereotypical.

"Who would have believed that a pig that looks like a hairdryer or possibly a Picasso-like hairdryer, a pig that was rejected by the BBC, would now be exported to 180 countries with theme parks both in America and China, as well as in the New Forest?

"A business that's worth at least £6billion pounds to this country – I think that is pure genius, don't you?

"No Whitehall civil servant count have conceivably come up with Peppa."

Boris later defended the bizarre nature of the speech.

Asked if "everything is OK", he replied: "I think that people got the vast majority of the points I wanted to make, and I thought it went over well."

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