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Jubilee concert: Lee Mack makes ad-libbed Boris Johnson Partygate joke in front of prime minister

Lee Mack made a joke at the expense of Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party during the Queen’s platinum jubilee concertThe comedian graced the stage after Queen + Adam Lambert finished their opening performance.“We are here right outside the gates of Buckingham Palace for the party of a lifetime,” he said, adding: “I’ll tell you what – finally we can say the words ‘party’ and ‘gate’ and it’s a positive.”The comment, which poked fun at the many controversies to have rocked Johnson’s party in recent months, drew applause from the crowd – which included Johnson.“That wasn’t in the autocue,” Mack...
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Comedian Lee Mack makes partygate joke in front of PM during jubilee concert

A joke was made at Boris Johnson’s expense during the Platinum Party at the Palace, in what became the second embarrassing moment of the jubilee celebrations for the Prime Minister.Comedian Lee Mack made light of the so-called partygate affair in Downing Street during the concert in front of Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.Speaking with the Prime Minister in attendance, who was in the royal box, Mack said: “Finally we can say the words ‘party’ and ‘gate’ and it’s a positive.”The joke drew cheers and laughs from the crowd.Last month, an investigation published by senior...
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Lee Mack makes ad-libbed Boris Johnson Partygate joke during Jubilee concert

Lee Mack joked about Partygate and Boris Johnson while he was presenting the Queen’s platinum jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace.After Queen + Adam Lambert performed the opening of the concert for the Jubilee party, the comedian took to the stage  and commented the recent political controversy.“We are here right outside the gates of Buckingham Palace for the party of a lifetime. I’ll tell you what – finally we can say the words ‘party’ and ‘gate’ and it’s a positive”, he said.Click here to sign up to our newsletters.
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Lee Mack reveals what motivated him to return to Soccer Aid this year

Comedian Lee Mack has revealed he is taking part in this year’s Soccer Aid after reminding himself that he has scored more goals in the event than ex-England footballer Wayne Rooney.Mack, 53, is returning to Soccer Aid as part of the world XI team, having previously played in the charity football match on several occasions.Speaking ahead of the star-studded match, Mack said he was looking forward to returning after he remembered that, despite being England’s all-time record goal scorer, Rooney, 36, did not score in last year’s Soccer Aid but he did.Mack told the PA news agency: “There was the...
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Lee Mack shares moving story about Sean Lock at National Comedy Awards

Lee Mack paid tribute to Sean Lock at the National Comedy Awards on Saturday (March 5). In a pre-recorded segment during the ceremony, Mack recalled seeing Lock before his death from cancer, aged 58, in August last year. Speaking on the show, the comedian said: “There was one moment when...
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Lee Mack shares moving story about Sean Lock from shortly before his death

Many comedians paid tribute to Sean Lock at the National Comedy Awards, but it was Lee Mack’s that stood out.The Not Going Out star appeared in a pre-recorded segment that was shown during the ceremony.In the clip, Mack recalls going to see Lock, who died of cancer, aged 58, in August 2021.“There was one moment when I went to see him where he just said to me: ‘I’ve had a really good life, you know,” Mack recalled.Click here to sign up to our newsletters.
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Lee Mack pays tribute to Sean Lock: ‘I will miss him so much’

Lee Mack has paid tribute to fellow comedian Sean Lock, who has died aged 58.The stand-up comedian, who was best known for his panel show appearances and time as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, has died of cancer, it was announced today (18 August).Paying tribute to his friend, Mack, who is also a regular on the panel show circuit, said that he had known about Lock’s illness for “some time”.“I’ve known this day was coming for some time, but it’s no less heart-breaking,” the Not Going Out star said.“A true original both in comedy and...
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