British PM Accused of Hiding in Refrigerator to Avoid Media

Boris Johnson loads a crate onto a delivery van

Boris Johnson loads a crate onto a delivery van

The confrontation between Boris Johnson and the television cameras of the Good Morning Britain show took place in the pre-dawn early hours in Yorkshire, England, as the Prime Minister loaded "Get Brexit Done" branded crates of milk onto the back of a van ready to personally deliver to local homes.

He joked that he was "not avoiding" Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid by standing inside the device. "If you're going to mock others for hiding from our scrutiny, I suggest you practice what you preach".

Asking him to consent to an interview with Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan, the unexpected question prompted one member of the Prime Minister's entourage to loudly express in frustration: "oh for fuck's sake" live on air.

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As of Wednesday morning, nearly 21,000 tweets have been shared with regards to the video, and the hashtag #fridgegate becoming the top trend in Britain. "Do you want to tone down the language because people are watching us this morning thanks very much", Swain said as Mr Johnson walked away from the cameras. But the PM fobbed off the crew, telling them he would be "with you in a second" before disappearing into the industrial unit.

"I'll be with you in just a minute", Johnson said, before turning and walking into a giant fridge full of milk.

On a campaign stop in Middlesbrough on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Corbyn couldn't resist a dig at Mr Johnson. "I've come here with a message of hope!"

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It's not been a great week for Johnson: On Monday he was accused of pocketing a reporter's phone while refusing to look at an image of a sick child on a British hospital floor and on Tuesday, Labour lawmaker Rosena Allin-Khan said he copied her Love, Actually idea for a campaign ad.

Johnson later emerged with his aides, carrying milk bottles.

Piers then issued a direct appeal to Mr Johnson, saying: "I've known you for 25 years". Results will trickle in over the course of Friday morning, with a clear picture of who will rule the United Kingdom for the next parliament expected before Friday lunchtime. Polls close at 10:00pm.

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