Boris Johnson named ‘ghastliest figure of 21st Century’

### Strictly Embargoed Until 00:01 on 28/10/2019 ### *** FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE *** Beano readers Jack Waterson (7), Presley Kempson (10) and Jamison McCarthy (10) took to the streets of Central London styled as three of the Prime Minister’s most ridiculous past looks; ‘Zipwire Boris’, ‘Biking Boris’ and ‘Bullingdon Boris’ to test reactions ahead of Halloween night. Research by Beano reveals ‘Boo-ris Johnson’ has been named ‘ghastliest figure of 21st century’ by two thirds (66%) of British Parents and children. Johnson has also been ranked by British kids as one of the top 10 Halloween outfits for 2019 alongside The Joker and Pennywise from IT 2.

British children will be dressing up as Boris Johnson this Halloween according to new research by Beano as the Prime Minister is named the ‘ghastliest figure of the 21st Century’ by two thirds of British parents and children.

The new study of 2,000 British parents and their children aged 6-14 shows over half (54%) of British families are drawing direct inspiration from Brexit for their Halloween plans this year with 28% dressing up as famous British politicians, and 20% using Brexit themed decorations.

Eight in ten (82%) British children have said that they now prefer modern and pop culture outfits for Halloween over traditional costumes such as ghosts, witches and vampires. The research has revealed the top 20 topical

Halloween outfit choices for 2019 which features Boris Johnson alongside modern pop culture favorites including

IT 2’s Pennywise, The Joker and characters from Stranger Things and hit video game Fortnite.