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Welsh Tik Tok video parodying Rishi Sunak goes viral

Rishi Sunak parodies the Royle family video

There was a particular moment during the parliamentary election that was mercilessly mocked on the Internet.

This happened on Wednesday (June 12), when Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told ITV News that his parents had put everything into his education and had sacrificed “a lot of things” because of it.

He gave the following example: “All kinds of things, like lots of people. There are all kinds of things that I would have wanted as a child but that I couldn't have. Sky TV, of course, was something that we never really had in our childhood.”

The Prime Minister attended the fee-paying Winchester College as a teenager. His father was a general practitioner, while his mother ran her own pharmacy.

This week, a photo of the pharmacy taken after May 2008 was shared online and appears to show a satellite dish mounted on the outside wall.

Now a video by Cymru humorists Welsh Banter has captured the imagination on social media, with thousands sharing the parody of the popular sitcom “The Royle Family.”

In the video, which is taken from one of the Royle family's Christmas specials, Sunank appears as larger-than-life father Jim Royle, while his wife Akshata Murty plays the role of Barbara Royle.

Rishi can't contain his joy when he unwraps his Christmas present and discovers that he has received Sky TV.

@welshbanter #rishisunak #skytv #roylefamily ♬ Original sound – Welsh Banter

In addition, the satirical JustGiving page 'Rishi Sunak's Sky TV Fund' raised over £7,000 following the Prime Minister's statement about Sky TV.

The fortune of Mr Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty is estimated at £651 million.

The money pledged for this not entirely serious fundraiser will actually go to The Trussell Trust charity, which helps fund food banks.


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