Boris Johnson has dubbed Michael Gove “John Bon Gove” as a new video shows a cabinet minister playing Total Eclipse of the Heart on the dance floor.
After footage emerged of cutting-edge footage of the newly-lone politician with an MP, now another clip shows the best impression of 54-year-old Bonnie Tyler as he sings his 1983 anthem from the heart.
Gove can be seen smiling as he dances to the rendition of the hit, passionately waving his arms as he sings with his mouth wide.
The housing secretary has proved himself to be somewhat of a dance fanatic in recent months – so much so that during his keynote address today the prime minister hailed “Jon Bon Gove” as Gove in the audience.
He quipped that the government sent Gove – who split from his wife of 20 years Sarah Wines in July – to an Aberdeen nightclub to show they were safe after the Covid pandemic.
“On July 19 we decided to open every single theater and concert hall and nightclub in England and we knew some people would still be worried,” the PM said.
“So we sent in top government representatives in our sweatiest boits de knits to show that anyone can dance perfectly safely and wasn’t that fabulous?
“Let’s hear it for Jon Bon Gove.”
Gove appears to have packed her dancing shoes for a Tory party convention, as she was seen smiling ear to ear with Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat.
Footage shows the apt pair laughing as they twirl each other in a cover version of Whitney Houston’s hit I Want Dance With Somebody Blurring Out in the Background.
When asked about PM’s silence about his steps ITV News, Gove replied: “I like to dance”.
The latest twist on the dance floor came after he was filmed crying at a techno club in his hometown of Aberdeen in August.
He posed with punters at O’Neill’s pub below the club before heading upstairs to see DJ Nina Stanger’s drum-and-bass set.
Bemused staff said he tried to reduce the £5 entry fee by saying he was chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Club manager Adam Taylor said: “He spent the next 1½ hours dancing almost non-stop, despite being paid, patrons often wanted to engage him in enthusiastic discussions about government policies.”