After the news broke that the prime minister had been moved as a precaution – in case he required ventilation to aid his recovery – film and TV stars posted messages to Twitter commenting on the situation.
Hugh Grant, Susanna Reid and Lord Sugar led the messages on Twitter, with Grant acknowledging that – while he may not agree with Johnson’s politics – health comes first.
“I haven’t been his greatest supporter but v much rooting for the PM tonight,” Grant wrote.
Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli urged the PM to “hang on”, while presenter Nick Knowles wrote: “Don’t tweet vile stuff wishing Boris ill – it says more about you than his politics.”
Gary Lineker called it “shocking news”, adding: “Hope he pulls through.”
Susanna Reid sent her well wishes to Johnson and hs partner, Carrie Symonds.
Hollywood star Mia Farrow wrote: “Prayers up for Boris Johnson and everyone now fighting Covid-19.”
Johnson is said to be receiving “excellent care”. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, has been asked to deputise for the prime minister “where necessary”.