Dr Mumbo

Did we just get first scoop that BoJo’s running in the next election?

One minute Julie Bishop is hinting on the Mumbrella360 stage that we haven’t seen the end of Boris Johnson. The next, the UK announces a surprise election. Coincidence? Dr Mumbo thinks not. 

“I think Boris will be back,” Bishop said during the event. Then just like that *Dr Mumbo clicks fingers*, in enters Rishi Sunak with the bombshell announcement.  

So, is Bishop onto something? Could Johnson be planning a dramatic comeback to politics? 

It’s no secret that Bishop is a fan of BoJo. When he resigned, she told reporters she was going to miss him after developing a “very close personal rapport”. Heck, the pair even enjoyed a morning jog around London together on one of her trips across the pond. 

So, when it comes to insider knowledge regarding Johnson’s next moves, Bishop is your woman.

Julie Bishop at Mumbrella360

To some, the idea of Johnson resurfacing into politics is simply horrifying. It’s no secret that many Brits despise him due to his outlandish comments, handling of Brexit, and breaching of COVID-19 regulations – the latter being the reason he was forced to resign as prime minister. 

However, perhaps the British public is willing to put all of that behind them if he does make a comeback in the July elections. I mean, in his defence, he did believe the booze-fuelled rendezvous at Number 10 when the rest of the UK was locked up were legitimate work events”. 

Despite his downfalls, Johnson’s charismatic public persona is undeniably likable to some. Whether he’s tackling children during a rugby match, comparing himself to OJ Simpson or becoming stuck on a zip wire holding the Union Jack, his ability to “turn everything into a joke” (as confirmed by Bishop on Thursday) is something his supporters admire. 

So whatever your opinion on the scruffy man-child, imaginations have indeed gone wild since Bishop hinted we may not have seen the end of the controversial Tory leader. She told us to “watch this space”, and we will be doing just that.

After all, when he stepped down as prime minister back in 2023, Johnson did tease the press by stating: “It is very sad to be leaving Parliament… at least for now. 

Dr Mumbo has contacted Johnson’s media team to confirm, but they have not responded. They are nine hours behind over there, so Dr Mumbo will let them off.


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