Susie Dent gets Boris Johnson cut as she shares ‘Word of the Day’

Queen of Countdown Legend and Dictionary Corner Susie Dent missed a beat after Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to step down over his Partygate fine

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Countdown legend Susie Dent couldn’t resist a scathing dig at Boris Johnson after the shameless PM refused to step down after being fined for partygate.

The Prime Minister attended a lockdown-breaking birthday celebration on June 19, 2020, where an ally infamously claimed he was “ambushed by cake”.

He has since paid a fine for attending the illegal indoor gathering, but today he refused to back down, claiming he felt “more obligated” to deliver for the public.

Dictionary Corner star Susie didn’t miss a beat, tweeting, “The word of the day is ‘mawworm’ (19th century): someone who insists he has done nothing wrong despite evidence to the contrary.”

Fans loved Susie’s word at the right time and flocked to Twitter for comments.

Susie Dent wowed fans with a cutting dig aimed at Boris Johnson


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One tweeted: “Your tweets are cheerful!”

Another agreed, writing: “She hits the nail on the head every day. She truly is the Twitter queen.”

A third joked: “I’m starting to think @susie_dent isn’t picking her words of the day randomly.”

Speaking from his luxury Checkers retreat on Tuesday night, Mr Johnson said: “I have paid the fine and once again I apologize fully.

“In a spirit of openness and humility, I want to make absolutely clear what happened that day.”

The “brief gathering” in the Cabinet Room around 2pm on his birthday lasted “less than 10 minutes”, Mr Johnson said.

Mr Johnson said: “Obviously the police made a different finding and I fully respect the outcome of their inquiry.

“I understand the anger many will feel that I myself have not been able to comply with the rules that the government I lead have put in place to protect the public.

“I sincerely accept that people had the right to expect better.”

Mr Johnson also denied having misled Parliament with his repeated denials that rules were being broken – saying: “I have spoken in perfectly good faith.”

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