The Benny Hill Theme Blasting Out Live On Sky News Is The Most British Thing To Happen Today
Chris Philp tries to soldier on with his interview despite the distraction (Photo: Sky News)
A chaotic morning in the world of politics took an even more surreal turn on Thursday, when the Benny Hill theme tune began blaring outside the Houses of Parliament.
Following the news that Boris Johnson is set to resign as prime minister, which came after the resignation of almost 60 members of his cabinet, MP Chris Philp attempted to speak to Sky News about everything that’s going on within the government.
Unfortunately for Philp – a loyalist to the PM – he found his commentary being somewhat drowned out by the iconic Benny Hill music blaring out of a nearby speaker.
And we probably don’t need to tell you that Twitter was absolutely loving the unexpected musical interlude:
A very normal day on a very normal island… pic.twitter.com/jQpNJIZqEC
— Best for Britain (@BestForBritain) July 7, 2022
Boris Johnson loyalist Chris Philp MP on College Green being accompanied involuntarily by the Benny Hill theme tune while commenting on the unfolding fiasco is just perfect. #BorisJohnsonResignpic.twitter.com/dTg8n2oSGl
— Stewart Wood (@StewartWood) July 7, 2022
Sky news trying their best in the face of the benny hill theme tune blaring out at volume. pic.twitter.com/gmSXTVsIaY
— Jamie East (@jamieeast) July 7, 2022
The Benny Hill music playing over Tory MPs doing interviews on College Green is 100% on point.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) July 7, 2022
Shout out to the person who struck up the Benny Hill theme just as this interview started 😂 pic.twitter.com/dTcUqBldYv
— Jon B (@lepus_octavian) July 7, 2022
Not Chris Philp talking to Sky News with someone playing the Benny Hill theme tune behind him.
— Adam Maidment (@AdamMaidment) July 7, 2022
“THE BENNY HILL THEME TUNE” IS BEING BLASTED OUT ON SKY NEWS. pic.twitter.com/N06wBwcoZl
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 7, 2022
Steve Bray blasting out the Benny Hill theme tune everytime a Tory MP is interviewed on College Green is a thing of absolute comedic beauty. https://t.co/p3jxvoi6Wb
— Jon Monie (@JonMonie) July 7, 2022
And as it turns out, British actor Hugh Grant may have had something to do with the ridiculous scene.
Upon learning that Steve Bray – an anti-Brexit activist known for his loud demonstrations outside the House Of Commons – had begun his musical protests once again, the Love Actually star tweeted him on Thursday morning to ask: “Do you by any chance have the Benny Hill music to hand?”
And just a couple of hours later, Hugh’s wish came true…
Morning @snb19692 Glad you have your speakers back. Do you by any chance have the Benny Hill music to hand?
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) July 7, 2022
Thank you so much for this! pic.twitter.com/4e3Oa4gKHF
— Jayne Tunnicliffe💙 (@craftedcreature) July 7, 2022
Your request was Grant'ed Hugh! Bravo Steve! Bravo! 😁#ByeBoris#ItsHappening 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KtdaK1hqus
— Stephen🔶🐟🇺🇦🇪🇺#StandWithUkraine #SlavaUkraini (@TheStephenRalph) July 7, 2022
Earlier this week, a live Good Morning Britain broadcast from outside parliament was also disrupted thanks to one of Steve’s protests.
As Susanna Reid and guest host Ed Balls addressed viewers about the latest news from Johnson’s government, they were confronted with the sounds of the Bay City Rollers, with Steve quickly beginning his own rendition of Bye Bye Boris off-camera.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.