Boris Johnson effigy with Brexit bus shoes is Kent bonfire society's bonfire guy

Boris Johnson effigy with Brexit bus shoes is Kent bonfire society's bonfire guy

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Boris Johnson effigy sporting a cycle helmet, Hawaiian shorts and Brexit buses for shoes is the Guy of choice for a Kent-based bonfire society this year.

The Edenbridge Bonfire Society, which was founded in 1928, organises the November celebration every year.

A time-lapse video of the Boris effigy being painted. Video: Edenbridge Bonfire Society

A celebrity-based guy has been a tradition for over 20 years, according to the society, and their latest target to go up in flames is the former Foreign Secretary.

“Edenbridge Bonfire Society has been poking fun at infamous celebrities for more than 20 years,” they wrote on Facebook.

The Boris Johnson effigy. Image: Edenbridge Bonfire Society

“This year we announce Boris Johnson as our celebrity effigy for 2018, as a result of his continuing habit to be in the news and his never-ending gaffes.”

The 36-foot-tall Boris joins the likes of Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Tony Blair and Sepp Blatter in the line of famous faces who’ve been parodied by the Edenbridge society.

The effigy was painted by artist Andrea Deans.

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