Joe Lycett, 33, allegedly caused mass panic in Parliament after he shared a ‘leaked Sue Gray report’ that listed the findings of the gatherings at Number 10 during lockdown. An anonymous person got in touch to say they worked as a cabinet minister and praised Joe for his prank.
Joe Lycett ’caused chaos’ in Parliament after he leaked a fake Sue Gray reportByHana Carter
- 16:55, 27 Jan 2022
Comedian Joe Lycett allegedly caused chaos in Parliament after he leaked a Sue Gray parody report about the Downing Street lockdown parties.
The 33-year-old shared a message from someone who claimed to a cabinet minister and praised Joe for his cheeky behaviour.
The anonymous messages read: "I work in Parliament for the Conservatives and I think u need to kno
"Your tweet this morning was read as an actual serious leak from Sue Gray's report.
"U had MP staff literally running around panicking from what it said.
"Panic dialling MPs like we need to discuss this right now
Joe Lycett created a parody of Sue Gray's pending report into the alleged parties at Number 10
He then revealed that he got a message from someone from inside Parliament who said that the fake report had 'panicked' everyone
BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)
"I can't believe she used the phrase 'down it street'"
The source added: "Absolutely legendary work well done"
Joe captioned the tweet: "This is an actual series of messages I have received from someone who works for a cabinet minister. Source is verified"
The praise comes after Joe tweeted a fake leaked Sue Gray report earlier today.
His initial tweet read: "BREAKING: Leaked Sue Gray report reveals shocking abuse of the rules. Hard to see how the PM can cling on after this."
He then shared a letter with the Cabinet Office letterhead with the following: "A summary of my main findings.
Joe Lycett joked over 'Down It Street' in a 'leaked Sue Grey report'
" A culture of Covid 19 regulation rule breaking at Number 10 Downing street.
"Games were played which were known as 'Slow Dance' and 'Pass the A******'
"A number of WhatsApp groups were established to organise gatherings, which titles included 'Definitely A Meeting' and 'Down It Street'
Joe shared an alleged response from someone who works with MPs
The fake list continued: "At one party, BLANK, a senior minister insisted all cabinet ministers get onto a table and perform Pure & Simple by Hear'Say.
"Before one of the gatherings BLANK who worked closely with the PM insisted everyone be tested and was subsequently referred to as 'Twateral Flow' by advisors."
It continued: "A video of the PM's wife at one party confirms her attendance to which she is heard saying, 'it could be as few as four and as many as sixty kids' lol.
"One advisor insisted this report makes clear 'it is categorically not a breach of the rules to be part of a human centipede if said centipede was formed prior to lockdown'."
Joe finished the fake report with: "Please forward any queries to my email ItsAllSueGravyBaby@aol.com."
Boris Johnson has been called to quit over lockdown parties in Downing Street
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Senior civil servant Sue Gray is leading the Cabinet Office investigation into a series of gatherings that took place at Downing Street during lockdown.
Twitter users retweeted and liked the tongue-in-cheek post, with a number of users admitting they thought it was real at first.
Replying to Joe's alleged message from someone within Parliament, one user said: "They didn't think the email address was slightly suspicious?"
Sue Gray is launching the investigation into the gatherings
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Another added: "It's funny until you remember the people that thought this was serious literally run the country."
"STOP IT I'm crying laughing. Thank you" one user said.
Downing Street said Boris Johnson "intends" to publish the report as soon as possible, however it's been claimed that if Gray's document isn't delivered today it will be delayed until next week.
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