This toe-curling footage shows the moment
Mrs May is handed a cue by Italian PM Giuseppe Conte, and says :’I’ll have a lot of support but I’ll be hopeless. ‘You’ll have to show me how.’
After taking his shot he invites Mrs May to ‘try please’ and her skills with the pool cue leave quite a lot to be desired.
Theresa May is handed a cue by Italian PM Giuseppe Conte and then says to him ‘you have to show me how [to play]’ as he lines up to take a shot
After taking his shot he invites Mrs May to ‘try please’ and her skills with the pool cue leave quite a lot to be desired
The PM isn’t exactly a natural and awkwardly holds the cue while trying balance it on her hand and take a shot
Gavin Barwell, her chief of staff, tries his best to explain how play while Mr Conte chalks up her cue.
The PM isn’t exactly a natural and awkwardly grips the cue while trying balance it on her hand.
Mrs May struggles to follow the advice of Mr Barwell as she hits the cue ball.
The video ends just after that.
It’s not clear if Mrs May managed to pot any balls or win the game against Mr Conte, who posted footage of the game on his Twitter account.
It’s not the first time the PM has been left red-faced after previously awkward ‘Maybot’ dancing with schoolchildren during a visit to South Africa in August lat year.
The Prime Minister’s embarassing moves came as she watched a display of traditional singing and dancing sparked comparisons with footballer Peter Crouch’s famous ‘robot’.
Responding to the slew of ridicule Mrs May admitted: ‘I suspect my dancing this morning might not make it on to Strictly.’
The Prime Minister was visiting the I.D. Mkize Secondary School, which takes part in a British Council funded teacher exchange, to promote ties between Britain and South Africa.
Struggling to play a game of pool is the least of Mrs May’s worries at the moment after she delayed the next ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit by two weeks and said that it will be held by March 12.