Baroness Warsi compares Boris Johnson to Game of Thrones monster Joffrey in a stinging attack on new C4 comedy show

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WHO needs enemies when you have friends like Baroness Sayeeda Warsi?

The former co-chairwoman of the Conservative Party is taking no prisoners as part of new Channel 4 comedy show Stand Up To Deliver.

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is performing on Channel 4 comedy show Stand Up To Deliver

In it, she delivers blow after blow at the expense of her former political pals.

The ex-government minister says Westminster is like gory TV show Game Of Thrones, and likens former advisor Dominic Cummings to the series’ worst character, scheming Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish.

In her stand-up routine I’m told she compares Prime Minister and Tory party leader Boris Johnson to Joffrey Baratheon — the tyrannical ruler of Westeros in the fantasy telly hit.

She labels the PM the “blond who wanted to play at being king and now he’s having to deal with this s**t crisis called work”.

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Here’s what Boris might look like as Joffrey Baratheon in the show

In her ten-minute set she says: “It’s very Game Of Thrones. For those of you who don’t know, it’s basically a series about back-stabbing and deceit, excessive eating and binge-drinking. All fighting for ultimate power. It’s just like Parliament, really.”

Later in the routine, she says Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham is the UK’s very own “King in the North” and compares Scotland’s First Minster Nicola Sturgeon to Asha Greyjoy, who is the leader of a separate set of islands.

Referring to the “vision-testing” lockdown drive to Barnard Castle of Boris’ shadowy former sidekick, she adds: “Be- hind the scenes running this country, our very own Littlefinger, prince of darkness, the b*****d of Barnard Castle, Dominic Cummings.

“I think he single-handedly secured the unity of this nation one eyesight test at a time. Give him credit for what he does.”

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Warsi compares former advisor Dominic Cummings to the scheming Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish

At the gig, which will be on Channel 4 next Thursday at 9pm, she also joked the small audience were hardy souls for attending.

She added: “You are brave for turning out tonight. I’m not talking about Covid. I hoped they told you I am on an ISIS kill list. I’m not joking! They basically said, ‘She’s the one we need to go for’.”

It’s Dominic I would be more worried about.

Maya takes the plunge

TELLY and radio host Maya Jama rightfully hit back at critics slating her clothes last June.

But even I’d suggest something a bit more demure than this for her next role. Maya, who defended the plunging dress she wore on Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer, is taking over from Stacey Dooley on BBC Three’s Glow Up.

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Maya Jama hit back at critics slating her clothes last June

She will begin presenting the show, which searches for Britain’s next make-up star, this year.

Maya looked amazing as she proudly showed off her latest look on Instagram yesterday.

But I reckon the competitors on Glow Up need as few distractions as possible as they race against time to apply make-up to models.

We don’t want them to come out looking like Barbara Cartland.

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Maya is taking over from Stacey Dooley on BBC Three’s Glow Up

Film on au pair drama

ITV is making a film about the conviction of a British au pair who was accused of killing a baby while working in the US.

The Trial Of Louise Woodward marks 25 years since the court case and shaking allegations.

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The Trial Of Louise Woodward marks 25 years since the court case

The then 19-year-old, convicted of involuntary manslaughter after first being charged with murder, found herself at the centre of a media storm in 1997.

Key figures will feature in the film. Executive producer Sanjay Singhal said: “I’d like to try to show what it must have been like to go through that, for both sides.”

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