The Funniest Celebrity Reactions to Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle

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Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London after new British Prime Minister Theresa May took office, July 10. Johnson said that single market was a "useless" term. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty

David Cameron is out, Theresa May is firmly in. The new British prime minister quickly effected change as she installed a new cabinet of top lieutenants—Philip Hammond and, surprisingly, Boris Johnson among them—in yet another tumultuous day for British politics Wednesday.

In a major cabinet reshuffle, Hammond, the former foreign secretary, was made chancellor of the exchequer with former London Mayor Johnson taking over his old mantle. Amber Rudd was appointed in May's old position as home secretary and David Davis was given the newly-created role of Brexit minister.

Only time will tell how the latest changes to Britain's leadership will affect the nation's fortunes, but in the immediate aftermath of the reshuffle, many leading figures in entertainment—including, bizarrely, American singer Cher—had mixed and often hilarious reactions to the news.

Comic David Walliams was kinder than most to the outgoing PM:

Thank you @David_Cameron for gay marriage and not cutting foreign aid.

— David Walliams HQ (@davidwalliams) July 13, 2016

Poor James May was the butt of Jeremy Clarkson's joke:

People called May are usually useless but......

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 13, 2016

Clarkson strikes again:

Oh for fuck's sake. May and Hammond? Really? We will end up thick and lost.

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 13, 2016

There was incredulity at the appointment of Boris Johnson from singer Lily Allen:

I just landed. Please tell me the Boris thing is not true. I can't even.

— LILYALLEN2.0 (@lilyallen) July 14, 2016

And comedian Ricky Gervais:

Just when Britain was starting to become a laughing stock around the world,
Boris Johnson is appointed foreign secretary.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 13, 2016

I'm beginning to think 2016 is a spoof.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 13, 2016

Gary Lineker seemed to see the funny side:

Boris Johnson is foreign secretary. So pleased our new Prime Minister has a sense of humour.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 13, 2016

Then Cher just blew up the internet:


— Cher (@cher) July 13, 2016

What a time to be alive.