Kathy Burke Suggests Linda La Hughes As New Prime Minister

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for for months now: today, after a drawn-out Brexit process that has seen the UK’s withdrawal from the EU stall, Theresa May announced she is to resign as Prime Minister.

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With May set to leave 10 Downing Street for good on 7 June, it means the inevitable Conservative leadership race will soon officially begin.

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The likes of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Liz Truss are, as predicted, already throwing their hats in the ring – but another, entirely unexpected name has also just been put forward as a potential next British PM.

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Kathy Burke, the legendary British comic best known for her comedy partnerships with Harry Enfield and Jennifer Saunders, this morning tweeted support for a more leftfield candidate: herself.

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Rather, Burke suggested her Gimme Gimme Gimme character, Linda La Hughes, ought to be the new Prime Minister.

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Shortly after May made her resignation speech, Burke shared a photo of herself in character as Hughes stood in front of Number 10, captioned: “Next?”

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Burke was of course far from the only celeb to weigh in on the day’s big event. Rylan Clark-Neal tweeted: “Now is the time to open the doors to the big brother house so we know what we’re gonna get.”

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Meanwhile, Gary Lineker wrote: “Whether you like her or not the truth is, Theresa May had an impossible job trying to deliver the impossible: a deal to leave that satisfied everyone’s version of what leave actually meant. The baton will be handed on and dropped again.”