Boris Johnson becoming prime minister was the biggest story of the week. Well, it would have been – if that country hadn’t also been frying alive in an infernal heatwave.
So the question facing newspaper editors on Thursday – after the hottest July day in history had been recorded – was whether to devote their front pages to Johnson’s first day in power, or the sweltering weather?
While The Daily Mirror and The Daily Mail focused on the heat – shouting ‘BOILING POINT’ and ‘COOL IT’, the editors at The Sun decided to try and shoe horn the two together.
The result is a terrifying amalgamation of Boris Johnson’s grinning face and a picture of the sun – a decidedly unnerving image resembling a scene from the hit children’s show, The Teletubbies.
The image quickly spread like wildfire on social media – with the main reaction appearing to be intense embarrassment.