"This is an opportunity of a lifetime, I have a politician here."
Former Pop Will Eat Itself drummer Fuzz Townshend has admitted that he seized the “opportunity of a lifetime” after buying a pint for Boris Johnson.
The Car SOS host recalled how the pair share mutual friends, and the leading Tory Brexiteer turned up just as he was getting his round in.
The musician and TV host said he secretly went to the toilets and “dipped his knob” into Boris’ pint of real ale.
“He arrived as it was my round,” said Townshend. “So I said ‘Would you like a drink?’ I was drinking a pint of real ale and he said ‘What’s that like?’ I said ‘yeah, it was pretty good’ so he said ‘I’ll have one of those’.
“I went to the bar but the barrel had to be changed. I brought out my friends drinks, they were on gin and tonics or something like that.”
Townshend continued: “Then I had to go back in for the pints. I got the pints and I turned round I noticed that to my left on the way out was the gents’ toilets.
“Now I did need a wee. And I thought, I’m going to go in to the loo. Then when I was in the loo I thought ‘this is an opportunity of a lifetime, I have a politician here, it doesn’t matter which politician.’
“So I dipped my knob in Boris Johnson’s pint and then topped it up with mine.”
He added that Boris had no idea about the prank, and he didn’t reveal if the former Foreign Secretary drank the pint. It took place when Boris Johnson was the youngest serving MP.
The prank was revealed during a discussion with Car SOS co-host Tim Shaw.
“This is the first time I’ve ever managed to persuade Fuzz to talk about this on camera,” added Tim.