Emily Thornberry today laughed off ‘boobgate’ after a video of Jeremy Corbyn accidentally hitting her breast in a misplaced high five went viral.
The Labour leader was in high spirits as he was filmed joking around with his shadow foreign secretary at their election count on Thursday night.
But he was left red-faced when he accidentally brushed her breast when he lent in for the mistimed greeting.
Luckily for the Labour leader Ms Thornberry has laughed off the mishap when asked about it on television.
Emily Thornberry erupted into laughter today when told to practice her high fives with Jeremy Corbyn after the Labour leader accidentally hit her breast with the misplaced greeting
Sophy Ridge aalso laughed as she jokingly raised Mr Corbyn’s embarrassing high five as she wrapped up a political interview with the Labour frontbencher
Wrapping up an interview With the Labour frontbencher on her Sky show this morning, Sophy Ridge said: ‘It’s been good to speak with you, you certainly seem happy with that election result.
‘But you might need to work on the high fives with Jeremy Corbyn though.’
Divine intervention? Theresa May heads to church
Theresa May sought solace in church today as her premiership hung by a thread.
She was pictured arriving in Sonning, Berkshire with her husband Philip this morning following her disastrous election result.
The Tory leader managed to crack a slight smile as she stepped out of the church despite numerous calls for her resignation.
Ms Thornberry erupted into laughter and raised her eyebrows in response.
The Labour frontbencher was in a jubilant mood as she appeared on Sophy Ridge on Sunday after her party unexpectedly defied the polls to deny Theresa May a victory in the election.
Ms Thornberry said Labour is ‘waiting in the wings’ ready to swoop into power if the beleaguered Tory administration topples.
She said: ‘We’ve got Theresa May squatting in Downing Street.
‘We’ve got a full rebellion going on in the Conservative Party, we’ve got no idea as to what’s going to be in this Queen’s Speech, they have a manifesto that’s been completely been repudiated by the public and indeed by Tory MPs themselves, and no idea what the DUP will agree to or not.’
Theresa May is hoping to cling on to power by thrashing out a deal to get the backing of the DUP – a small right-wing party whose opposition to abortion and gay marriage has sparked huge controversy.
The DUP ‘s leader Arlene Foster is flying down to London on Tuesday to meet the PM about the deal.
Labour outperformed expectations to win 262 seats while the Tpry majority was wiped out and they are left with just 318 MPs.
But bizarrely Ms Thornberry insisted that Labour had not lost the election, despite having far fewer MPs than the Tories;.
Asked directly if she thought Labour had lost, she said: ‘No, I don’t think we did. We did extraordinarily well.
‘We had a surge of support for our manifesto and our alternative vision of what government can be about.’
She later added: ‘We are waiting in the wings and we’ll step in if we are required and called upon to serve.’
Jeremy Corbyn was in high spirits as he was applauded by supporters at the election night count in Islington, where he was talking and joking with Emily Thornberry
Mr corbyn lent in to give his shadow foreign secretary a high five at Thursday’s election count
The Labour leader accidentally brushed her breast in an embarrassing mishap
The Labour leader quickly tried to move on from the mistake and went back to joking and pointing ta Ms Thornberry – one of his closest allies in parliament
Ms Thornberry called on Mrs May to quit after her election humiliation.
And she said the momentum which carried Labour to pick up more seats could yet sweep them to power.
She said: ‘Our policies are popular and what the country wants.
‘We will put forward a Queen’s speech and it would be up to the other parties, and indeed some other Conservative MPs to decide if they support it or not.’