Matt Lucas 'has lost 7 people to coronavirus' as he defends video

Matt Lucas has said he’s lost seven people to coronavirus, as he defended his satirical mocking of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest lockdown update.

Many were left scratching their heads at Johnson’s message overnight in which he let us in on the next steps to ease out of lockdown.

However, after sharing a rather brilliant impersonation of the PM, some came for Matt and felt his video wasn’t all that funny considering people were losing their lives.

One fan of Matt’s wrote on Twitter: ‘Meanwhile Matt people are dying !!!! Love ya to bits but…….. Not really the time for taking the p*ss.

‘People are having to bury their families !!!!! (sic).’

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Matt replied to the message, saying that he’s happy for the day when leaders put forth clear messages that meant he didn’t have to share such videos.

He wrote: ‘I know 7 people who have died, Andy.

The prime minister addressed the nation on Sunday evening (10 May) to lay out the government’s roadmap to easing the coronavirus lockdown in the coming weeks.

Many figures like Piers Morgan have since accused the PM of delivering a ‘confusing’ and ‘muddled’ message, with Matt lightening the mood with his own take, after the PM urged those who are unable to work from home to go back to work and said the public can now take ‘unlimited’ exercise from Wednesday.

Putting on a pretty impressive impersonation of Boris, the comedian said: ‘So, we are saying don’t go to work, go to work, don’t take public transport, go to work, don’t go to work.

‘Stay indoors. If you can work from home go to work, don’t go to work, go outside, don’t go outside.

‘And then we will or won’t, something or other.’

More than 31,000 people have died in the UK from coronavirus, while more than 219,000 people have tested positive.

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