UK PM Johnson on 'great form' during Peppa Pig speech: Deputy PM Raab

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had lost his place in notes during a speech at the Confederation of British Industry on Nov 22, 2021.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had lost his place in notes during a speech at the Confederation of British Industry on Nov 22, 2021. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on "great form" and a speech to business leaders where he appeared to lose his place before talking about a visit to Peppa Pig World does not raise concerns about his leadership, his deputy said.

Mr Johnson was briefly left lost for words on Monday (Nov 22) when he lost his place in notes during a speech before regaling the Confederation of British Industry with an anecdote about his recent visit to a Peppa Pig theme park.

"The Prime Minister is on great form," Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab told BBC TV when asked about the speech.

Asked if there were serious concerns of Mr Johnson's Downing Street office about Mr Johnson's grip on the job, Mr Raab said "I don't agree."

"In relation to Peppa Pig, it is a fantastic British export around the world, and I think that was the point the Prime Minister was making," Mr Raab said.