One of the great choreographers doesn’t like the dance Eddie Mair led Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson’s dad, Stanley, is not the only person outraged by the roasting he got on the BBC on Sunday morning from Eddie Mair, standing for Andrew Marr. So is Gillian Lynne, one of the great choreographers for the West End and international stage. At the age of 87, she is to receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Oliviers for her work on more than 50 shows, including Cats and The Phantom of the Opera – but she is not impressed with the merry dance that Mair led the Mayor.
“I got more and more angry, to hear a man being that vicious and not particularly clever; to send darts against someone and not give them time to answer,” she says.
“I feel that Boris was a gentleman and the other chap wasn’t. Not that it matters a damn, but it wasn’t in the rules of English fair play. It was below the belt and I don’t know what it achieved.”
She is now wishing Andrew Marr a speedy recovery because “I don’t want that man [Eddie Mair] to be doing it again.”Tagged in: BoJo, boris johnson, Eddie Mair
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