Countdowns Susie Dent makes Boris Johnson dig as she shares word of the day

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Countdown icon Susie Dent made a savage dig at Boris Johnson on Twitter after he had been fined over Partygate.

It was announced that the Prime Minister, 57, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak had been fined for breaking laws the government put into place at the peak of the pandemic by attending parties.

The Prime Minister has since paid the penalty but refused to resign by claiming he felt a “greater sense of obligation” to deliver for the public.

Not missing a beat, dictionary mastermind, Susie, 57, took to social media with a hilarious tweet slamming the Prime minister with the “word of the day.”

The Dictionary Corner star tweeted: “Word of the day is ‘maw-worm’ (19th century): one who insists that they have done nothing wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.”

Fans loved Susie’s perfectly-timed tweet that garnered more than 80,000 likes, with many replying underneath the witty tweet.

One tweeted: “Your tweets are joyous!”

Another agreed, writing: “She hits the nail on the head each and every day. She is truly the twitter queen.”

A third joked: “I’m starting to think that @susie_dent doesn’t pick her words of the day randomly.”

Celebrities, including Piers Morgan and Gary Linekar, expressed their fury over the politicians’ flouting of the regulations.

Speaking from his retreat on Tuesday (April 12) evening, Boris said: “I have paid the fine and I once again offer a full apology.

“In a spirit of openness and humility, I want to be completely clear about what happened on that day.”

The “brief gathering” in the Cabinet Room at around 2pm on his birthday lasted “less than 10 minutes," Boris said.

He added: “Of course, the police have found otherwise and I fully respect the outcome of their investigation.

He continued: “I understand the anger than many will feel, that I myself fell short when it came to observing the very rules which the Government I lead had introduced to protect the public.

“I accept in all sincerity that people had a right to expect better.”

Mr Johnson also denied he had misled Parliament with his repeated denials that rules were broken, saying: “I spoke in completely good faith.”

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