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An Old Video Of Boris Johnson Dancing Emerges, And People Want To Sip The Unsee Juice

Written by on January 13, 2022

An old video of Boris Johnson dancing at a party has resurfaced on social media – and many people are rubbing their eyes.

The clip – apparently pre-Covid – was doing the rounds on most platforms the day after Johnson admitted attending a “bring your own booze” gathering in the garden of No. 10 during England’s first lockdown. Although, the PM insisted, he believed it had been a “work event” and not a party.

The video involves the strains of Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long (All Night)’, a flailing lightsaber and the kind of movement that you might charitably describe as “Dad dancing”.

The original source of the 40-second clip is unclear.

But a video was posted on Instagram on Thursday …

… and soon spread to Twitter.

Journalist Henry Dyer suggested the clip is from Johnson’s time as mayor of London, and he is tearing up the dancefloor with the then-chair of the London Assembly at a Christmas party (perhaps in 2013).

The lightsaber is likely to be a gift: the Star Wars weapon of choice was “manufactured and invented” in South Ruislip in Johnson’s Uxbridge constituency, he said in 2019.

“I have a lightsaber in my office in Westminster – it is a most beautiful thing which was presented to me by no less a figure than Christopher Lee (who played Count Dooku in Star Wars),” Johnson revealed.

Suffice to say much of the online commentary focuses on whether Johnson knows what a party is or not.


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