Michael Gove. Boris's right-hand man and ... wait, what?! He's running for prime minister?
Oh yes. Gove officially launched his bid to become leader of the Conservative Party this morning, much to Twitter's amusement.
First things first. He wants us to know that it was a totally last minute decision to run for leader.
-- Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) July 1, 2016
Or was it?
This is a remarkably long, detailed and policy-heavy speech for a guy who definitely wasn't thinking of standing until 24 hours ago
-- Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) July 1, 2016
His speech was strong and prime ministerial.
-- Isabel Hardman (@IsabelHardman) July 1, 2016
-- Stuart Millar (@stuartmillar159) July 1, 2016
And even mentioned Britain's favourite businessman.
-- David Brent Movie (@DavidBrentMovie) July 1, 2016
He tackled THAT thorny issue.
Michael Gove: I never said we'd give the NHS the full £350m. pic.twitter.com/dmDBsbWbYS
-- Kay Burley (@KayBurley) July 1, 2016
And even openly admitted his faults.
Michael Gove admits he has "no charisma or glamour" as he launches Tory leadership bid pic.twitter.com/PtXfrdzU0W
-- Press Association (@PA) July 1, 2016
But the speech was a bit long for some to handle.
Gove suddenly shifting up a gear for the final three hours of his speech.
-- Alan White (@aljwhite) July 1, 2016
Well done Mr Gove, the internet loves you. Or making fun of you at least.
-- Stephen Jones (@SteveJonesPA) July 1, 2016
Gove: "I did everything I could not to be a candidate. Whatever charisma is, I don't have it." https://t.co/uRUv530Mt7
-- Siraj Datoo (@dats) July 1, 2016
Don't worry, Boris Johnson is still getting some flack