Romford’s very own Boris Johnson impersonator plans to take his Brexit protest act to Brussels
PUBLISHED: 09:30 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:12 31 August 2017
A Boris Johnson impersonator whose parody songs poke fun at the foreign secretary is asking for the public’s help to send him to Brussels next month.
Drew Galdron, of Victoria Road, Romford, has been a Boris Johnson impersonator for six years, but only began adding his own comic slant on his performances in the past 12 months.
And now, with uncertainty dominating the UK’s politics, Drew is asking the British public to help send him to Brussels to make his voice heard with an online crowdfunder.
“I try to put a bit of a political spin on popular songs,” the 34-year-old told the Recorder.
“For example, one of the first ones I ever did was Adele’s Hello, but from the point of view of Boris calling David Cameron after the referendum.
“Another one that’s very popular is a version of Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus which is all about Boris’ blunders and its called Bawling Wreck.”
For the last year, Drew has been part of the Number 10 Vigil team, a group of anti-Brexit performers and artists who spend three days a week holding impromptu shows opposite Downing Street.
“I have, at least previously, liked Boris, even though I can’t agree with his politics,” Drew, who came face to face with the foreign secretary in 2009, revealed.
“I’m a proud Remainer, a social liberal, and I’ve been a Labour Party member for more than a year now.”
When he travels to Brussels on September 4, the faux BoJo will join the EUnite group, who will meet with MEPs from across Europe to discuss the UK’s impending exit.
But Drew, whose parents voted Leave themselves, believes the public were lied to during the referendum.
He added: “But like many I campaign alongside, I accept it’s really important that if Brexit is stopped, and we keep Britain in the EU, that things in those institutions don’t stay the same.
“That the general public get a better sense that they really are getting more out of the European Union, from what’s being invested in it as a nation - something which I feel the real Boris hasn’t realised we already are getting, to a considerable measure.”
Although Drew’s current crowdfunder at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fauxbojo has now ended, a new one will be starting soon to help send him around the UK in time for the party conference season, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.