Boris Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt in the race to become the new leader of the Conservative party, beating his opponent by 45,497 votes.
But as the announcement was made, the talking point on Twitter was the PM’s bizarre “seal clap”.
One viewer turned to Twitter to ask: “Why can’t Boris Johnson clap properly?”
A second asked: “Where the hell did Boris Johnson learn to clap?”
“Why does Boris Johnson clap like a seal?” a third viewer quipped.