Following on from comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s success in the first round of the Ukrainian presidential election, comedians and TV politicians around the world have begun to assess the viability of making their own bids for high office. In a major twist to the Tory leadership race, Hugh Grant has announced his own intention of emulating Zelenskiy’s success by mounting a challenge to Theresa May.
He may prove to be a serious contender. In Love Actually he demonstrated his ability to find love in the most unlikely of places, whilst also showing strength in his dealings with foreign bullies. This would undoubtedly put him in a strong position during Brexit negotiations. Perhaps in preparation for a leadership bid, he also recently accepted a role in BBC One’s A Very English Scandal in order to add to his political experience.
Already in contention to join Grant’s team if he is successful are Keeley Hawes (Home Secretary in the Bodyguard) and Peter Capaldi (Chief Whip in The Thick of It). More news will follow soon.