Boris Johnson has faced a storm in a teacup tonight after the way he takes his cuppa was revealed in a general election advert.
In a four-minute video from Conservative Party HQ, he made the drink but poured the milk in before removing the bag.
Social media users reacted furiously to the technique, with some questioning whether he was fit to run the country.
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In a four-minute video posted on his social media, the Prime Minister made the drink but poured the milk in before removing the bag (pictured)
Mr Johnson also revealed the worst thing about being prime minister is that it is difficult to get takeaways delivered to 10 Downing Street because of the tight security.
James Mettyear commented: ‘Well done Boris! Only issue with this video… Next time take the tea bag out before milk goes in.’
Mr Johnson replied: ‘Thanks James! Yes that is really how I make my tea. It lets it brew and makes it stronger. Boris.’
Stuart Millner agreed: ‘Very entertained by his performance, but he forgot to take his teabag out of his brew, not the end of the world, but might lose him a few votes from tea drinkers.’
Rachael Knox was more concerned, posting: ‘What kind of leader doesn’t take the teabag out of a cup of tea and stir the milk.’
Michael Hall wrote: ‘I concur … squeeze all you can out of the teabag thus producing value for money…hopefully the same thing we will get once Boris is elected.’
Molly Gregson said: ‘Oh Boris please leave your tea to brew a little bit before adding milk!!’
Ashley Hunter questioned whether Mr Johnson could be trusted to run the country based on his tea-making skills.
She put: ‘The nation is in the hands of a man who can’t make a cup of tea.’
Wendall Frobisher wrote: ‘The Right Honourable Gent is wrong. By splashing that milk over a teabag, he has reduced the temperature of the water in which the tea was infusing, thus diluting the flavour of said tea. Where do these people learn the important lessons of life?’
Rachael Knox was concerned, posting: ‘What kind of leader doesn’t take the teabag out of a cup of tea and stir the milk’
Yet some agreed with the Prime Minister’s method.
Laraine Bousfield said on Facebook: ‘I leave my tea bag in, yes you get a stringer brew.’
One Twitter user wrote: ‘It is the way I make my tea too but I do it that way as it is less watery and more milky when you put the milk in first.
‘I can’t stand watery tea. I like a bit of tea with my milk.’
Mr Johnson said his favourite band are the Rolling Stones and that he would always pick fish and chips over a Sunday roast.
Mixed in with the everyday life questions were a number about the Tories’ election campaign as the PM warned voters against supporting Jeremy Corbyn.
He said voting for the Labour Party on December 12 would likely result in a ‘coalition of chaos’ led by Mr Corbyn.
The Tories have tried to use the new party political broadcast to show a human side to the PM.
But the broadcast overall received lukewarm reviews as some said they found it ‘cringeworthy’.
Mr Johnson said the most surprising thing about being PM is the difficulty of getting takeaways delivered to Number 10 Downing Street
James Clark tweeted: ‘Awful #PartyPoliticalBroadcast by Boris Johnson and to top it off he left the tea bag in the tea. Enough reason not to vote for him #politics #cringeworthy.’
David Poole said he thought it was the ‘worst campaign video he had ever seen’.
He continued: ‘A laughable attempt at a part scripted choreographed office walk through which probably took a hundred takes as he pin balled off the walls.
Mr Poole added: ‘Favourite band the clash? Funny because London is one of the areas that wont be calling for him.’
One woman posted: ‘At first, I thought it was filmed in a launderette. All spin, anyway.’
Kelly Da Silva wrote: ‘Oh dear. It’s bad enough reading Donald Trump’s ridiculous tweets! Now this! Get serious Prime Minister Johnson. It’s an embarrassment.’
And Richard Brant added: ‘Well that’s 4:40min of my life I’m never getting back.’
James Clark tweeted: ‘Awful #PartyPoliticalBroadcast by Boris Johnson and to top it off he left the tea bag in the tea. Enough reason not to vote for him #politics #cringeworthy’
Some welcomed the advert.
Alison Rhodes said: ‘Such a memorable unique broadcast. In the words of The Clash ”Should I stay or should I go?”
She added: ‘You most definitely should stay. Maybe switch from oven chips to smiley faces when you win Boris.’
Mark ‘Kinga’ King wrote: ‘Just brilliant, something we don’t see from the other but that’s our PM unique and just about to get going.’
John Melfos said on Facebook: ‘Marmite fan, tea drinker (first tea then milk, not vice versa), nothing beats a fish n chips on a cold night in the seafront, listens to the Clash and Rolling Stones… a proper PM.’
Caroline Packham added: ‘The most important thing I got from that was that he likes Marmite- whoop! whoop! He’s got my vote.’
Elsewhere in the clip, Mr Johnson was asked what the most surprising thing was about being PM since he took charge in July this year.
He replied with a grin: ‘I was pretty incredulous the other day when I found out that I couldn’t actually get a Thai curry to deliver to Number 10 because of the security problems.
‘The security was too tight.’
Mr Johnson was then asked to choose between fish and chips and a Sunday roast dinner and he said that ‘on a cold night on a beach you can’t beat it.’
On the issue of music he said his favourite bands are the Rolling Stones and The Clash.
‘This is either The Clash or the Rolling Stones and mainly I listening to the Rolling Stones nowadays sop you can make of that what you will,’ he said.
Mr Johnson said the last time he had cooked was ‘last night’ – a meal of steak and oven chips which was ‘very good’.
Mr Johnson reveals in the party political broadcast that his favourite band are the Rolling Stones and he prefers fish and chips to a Sunday roast
The PM said while the UK is ‘going gangbusters in so many ways’ the Brexit impasse must be broken on December 12.
‘But our political system is blocked at the moment and that is the thing that we need to address,’ he said.
‘We need to get a new government, a new majority government and I hope a Conservative government and move this thing on.’
The PM said at the general election voters faced a ‘very, very simple choice’ between the Tories and Labour.
He said people could back the Tories with their ‘ready to go’ and ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal or choose Mr Corbyn who Mr Johnson claimed would preside over a ‘coalition of chaos’.
He closed by saying: ‘Let’s get Brexit done and unleash the potential of this whole country. See you later.’