A sound technician dubbed “Hot Podium Guy” has taken the nation by storm.
Sure, our prime minister resigned this morning, but people are taking solace in lusting over the man who set up the lectern for her beforehand.
The man, dressed in a black T-shirt and dark jeans, appeared in front of 10 Downing Street in the moments leading up to Theresa’s May resignation speech.
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He centred the lectern for Theresa May to speak, before adjusting the microphones and performing a quick sound check. Short but sweet, his brief spell in the limelight was enough to get the nation talking.
Watching the News Channel scenes outside Number 10..— Jack Murley (@jack_murley) May 24, 2019
I give it ten minutes before some variant of #HotPodiumGuy is trending.
Immediately after Hot Podium Guy finished setting up, Prime Minister Theresa May said a tearful goodbye, announcing she will stand down as Prime Minister on 7 June.
Now, in the midst of political upheaval, the yet-to-be-identified man has proved welcome light relief among Twitter users, who are using the hashtag #HotPodium Guy to refer to him.
A lot of people would agree with half of that sentence:— Heidi Colthup (@Heidi_Colthup) May 24, 2019
"I, too, would like to get on the Hot Lectern Guy" pic.twitter.com/M10aMxyu1B
He even winked at the cameras awaiting the Prime Minister’s appearance, according to some (although it may have just been the strong morning sunlight).
After rewatching Hot Podium Guy I can confirm he winked to the camera at least once pic.twitter.com/YrCdulnbO8— Chris York (@ChrisDYork) May 24, 2019
As we await the verdict on who will be the next Prime Minister following May’s departure on 7 June, some people are calling for #HotPodiumGuy to take control.
this guy only stood at the lectern for three seconds but I'd already trust him to deliver Brexit pic.twitter.com/l7l9aamxwQ— Alan White (@aljwhite) May 24, 2019
I couldn’t be more anti #Brexit but I’d let #lecternman2019 take me out of the singles market without a second thought.#lecternman for next Prime Minister please @10DowningStreet— stacey bell 🇪🇺 (@stacbelle) May 24, 2019
See ya #TheresaMay 😘 https://t.co/uIrK43hXYm
Others are taking a more bawdy tone in their tweets, remarking at a strange bulge in one of the man’s trouser legs.
What the heck has he got down his pants?— Carol Murphy (@Carol_Murphy23) May 24, 2019
Is that a withdrawal agreement in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) May 24, 2019
Power seems to have gone to his head (or trousers really) already. He seems to have an unusual swelling on his right leg.— Darryl Collins 🌱🌿🌳🍃 (@darrylxxx) May 24, 2019
For those looking to catch a behind-the-scenes shot of Hot Podium Guy, the internet has also proved fruitful.
Finally, Larry the Cat has a rival for the most distracting sight outside Downing Street.