RORY Stewart’s tie removal trick has left viewers baffled – as those battling to be our next Prime Minister were dubbed the “world’s worst boy band”.
Leadership rivals clashed tonight on the live BBC debate over everything from Brexit to sheep – but won the most attention for their bizarre behaviour.
Mr Stewart’s sudden removal of neckwear was heatedly discussed on social media as he thrashed it out with far-away favourite Boris Johnson and the other three candidates.
Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt were also in the hot seats as they were quizzed on policy by host Emily Maitlis and residents from locations across the UK.
Mocking his “relatable” approach, confounded Twitter users took the symbolism of the tie’s disappearance in differing ways.
BadLefty tweeted: “Rory Stewart has removed his tie. Boris needs to one up him and remove his trousers.”
While Nick Chapman, referencing Stewart’s opium admission, chipped in: “Probably going to tie it around his arm ready to inject, he seems to have a problem sitting down”.
SmellTheFlowers added: “Sat in a pub watching the #Leadersdebate what the hell is going on with @RoryStewartUK?
“If he thinks manspreading getting a tan putting a dye on his mop without a tie straddling a chair makes him PM material he’s deluded #Clown”.
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While Paul Brooke added: “This new boyband competition is very weak! # at least West Life used to walk off, air grab and air push – I suppose Rory came close with his Stool Perch!!!”
Rory’s positioning – his feet nearly on the ground as he hovered, almost standing, won nearly as much mockery as his tie removal.
Others were equally baffled as he appeared to start stretching mid-show.
Oliver Barnes joked: “Rory Stewart doing a lil bit of pilates mid-show”.
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Bemused Scott Bennett commented: “Look at Rory, stretching and flexing like he’s at his “Hot Yoga” sessions”.
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