‘Let’s just make the sound engineer PM and move on with our lives’: Handsome ‘podium guy’ outshines Theresa May at her own resignation speech after proving quite the hit on Twitter
- Handsome sound engineer tested microphone and stood at podium today
- He was preparing for Theresa May’s resignation speech at Downing Street
- Man soon became known as ‘podium guy’ and became a hit on social media
- One BBC producer said he’s ‘getting a lot of attention here in the newsroom’
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As Britain waited for Theresa May to announce her resignation, the cameras focused on Downing Street with little to look at apart from Larry the cat.
But an unexpected hero then emerged as a handsome sound engineer turned up in a tight T-shirt with bulging muscles to test the microphone and stood at the podium in preparation for her speech.
The man soon became known as ‘podium guy’ and became a big hit on social media where some even joked that he should be the new prime minister.
The ‘podium guy’ sets up the lectern for the Prime Minister to speak at Downing Street today
The handsome sound engineer stands at the podium at Downing Street in London this morning
The, who has not yet been named, was ‘getting a lot of attention’ in the BBC newsroom today
The man soon became known as ‘podium guy’ and became a big hit on social media
Some people even joked today that the ‘podium guy’ should be the new prime minister
The ‘podium guy’ turned up in a tight T-shirt with bulging muscles to test the microphone
He was preparing for Theresa May’s resignation speech at Downing Street this morning
The man proved a big hit on social media this morning and became known as ‘podium guy’
BBC journalist and producer Peter Ruddick told how the man, who has not yet been named, was ‘getting a lot of attention here in the newsroom’.
As for observers on social media, Ted Black tweeted: ‘It’s peak gay Twitter that we’re all putting aside our political differences by thirsting over Podium Guy.’
Chris Mandle added: ‘Using Game of Thrones succession logic, I’d like to suggest Hot Podium Guy as the new Prime Minister.’
And Laura Holland joked: ‘Podium guy so far the only person to do his job efficiently at Downing Street in the last three years.’
Meanwhile Karl Polanyeet tweeted: ‘If there was an immediate PM vote, how many people would choose the guy setting up this podium over Boris?’
Prime Minister Theresa May becomes emotional outside 10 Downing Street today
And Scott Bryan said: ‘Let’s just make the sound engineer Prime Minister and move on with our lives.’
The engineer’s apppearance came before a tearful Theresa May announced outside Number 10 that she was quitting the job it had been the ‘honour of my life to hold’.
The Prime Minister said she will resign as Tory leader on June 7, paving the way for the potentially brutal contest to replace her to begin the following week.
In an emotional statement in Downing Street, Mrs May said it was in the ‘best interests of the country’ for a new prime minister to lead efforts to deliver Brexit.
Her voice cracked as she said: ‘I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold – the second female Prime Minister but certainly not the last.
‘I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.’
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