Hugh Grant behind Benny Hill theme music being played at Westminster

The Benny Hill theme tune has been played out of speakers at Westminster following Boris Johnson’s resignation as the leader of the Conservatives.

After Hugh Grant requested it on Twitter, Steve Bray performed the iconic slapstick music at number 10 Downing Street for Brexit protesters.

Live news broadcasts could hear the blaring theme as journalists reported the latest developments in the political story.

Today, Mr Bray celebrated his return of his speakers one week after they were taken away under a new law. This law is designed to reduce loud protests.

Actor from Notting Hill tweeted: “Glad you have your speakers back. Do you by any chance have the Benny Hill music to hand?”

Mr Bray replied by tweeting a clip of the song being played outside of the Houses of Parliament.

He wrote: “Just for @HackedOffHugh as requested here today at the media circus… College Green. The Benny Hill theme tune.”

The Benny Hill theme was not the only satirical song to be played through Mr Bray’s speakers.

Good Morning Britain suffered a brief interruption on Wednesday, when the protester began singing Bye Bye Boris – a parody song by Somerled Mackay.

Bray, a South Wales native, protested against Brexit on College Green in 2018 and 2019. He was also heard shouting during television news broadcasts.

He is also well-known for his distinctive top-hat and placards that display anti-Brexit and anti-Government messages, which he often wears while he walks in the background of live TV news reports.


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