Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's Love Actually comment on his first visit to 10 Downing Street has proven to be social media box office as Twitter users weigh in on the quip.
At the start of his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday afternoon, the Taoiseach made reference to the 2003 rom-com classic, which starred Hugh Grant as a newly-elected Prime Minister prone to dancing around No 10 to the Pointer Sisters' Jump after a good day at the office.
"First of all, Prime Minister, thank you very much for hosting us today here in 10 Downing Street. It's my first time in this building so there's a little thrill in it as well," said An Taoiseach.
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"As we spoke on the way in I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually where Hugh Grant does his dance down the stairs," he continued to some laughs from the assembled journalists.
"But apparently it wasn't actually filmed here, so I didn't get a chance to see the stairs."
Reaction was, of course, as swift as it was mixed. Here are some of the ensuing tweets:
Leo Varadkar Downing Street— Paul Dalton (@Simplyplants) June 19, 2017
'Love Actually' moment! pic.twitter.com/Me4xtm52DR
Cringing ?? https://t.co/D3540zHcMC— Hazel O' Brien (@Hazeltobrien) June 19, 2017
Irish PM Leo Varadkar laughing about the Love Actually dance scene. It's his first visit to 10 Downing Street.— Daniel Rosney (@DanielRosney) June 19, 2017