Dominic Cummings received the award after viewers voted on social media (Image: Channel 4/ Getty)
Dominic Cummings has received the ‘D**ok of the 12 months’ award, as voted on by viewers of comedy present The Final Leg.
It’s not been a fantastic 12 months by way of the state of the world, that’s not information to anybody, however somebody having a very unlucky 12 months is the recipient of this not-so-coveted award.
Earlier within the 12 months, Dominic Cummings turned the focus of a public scandal that eventually ended up with the previous chief advisor to the PM being fired from his position.
He had been caught breaking the foundations of the primary coronavirus lockdown by travelling to Barnard Citadel, claiming it was to check his eyesight and Channel 4’s The Final Leg has actually put the cherry on high of Cumming’s 12 months now, too.
As a part of the newest episode of The Final Leg, hosted by visitor Lorraine Kelly, the present held it’s annual tongue-in-cheek award for… effectively… you realize.
Nominated have been Donald Trump, Matt Hancock, Ruddy Giuliani, Arsenal FC (for making an attempt to sack Gunnersaurus), 5G and the eventual winner, Dominic Cummings.
Donald Trump got here in second for the award from the comedy present. (Credit: EPA)
Votes have been counted by means of hashtags posted by the present’s Twitter account. As soon as the outcomes have been in, Cummings took the ‘award’ with Donald Trump coming in second and well being minister Matt Hancock getting third.
The show tweeted out the winner, including: ‘A genuinely-earned victory for the person who drove to Barnard Citadel to check his eyesight however didn’t see that he would find yourself dropping his job.’
One Twitter user added: ‘Simply goes to point out what a farce of a press convention Cummings placed on.’
Another said: ‘Congrats to Dominic Cummings for being topped!’
A number of customers have been disenchanted to not see Boris Johnson nominated, with one responding: ‘Extra amazed Boris Johnson didn’t make the brief record.’
As frivolous as it might appear, the award truly has a historical past main all the way in which again to 2013. Earlier winners embody Katie Hopkins, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump.