Nanny claims sacked for ‘single glass of chilled rosé’ with Boris Johnson
Reports have claimed that a nanny to the ex-Prime Minister’s children was sacked after having a glass of wine with Boris Johnson.
According to The Mirror, nanny Theresa Dawes claims Carrie Johnson “gave her 15 minutes to pack her bags and leave” after only three days in the job.
Dawes claims she is owed thousands of pounds and the situation has been “a complete nightmare”.
The story claims that Dawes was sacked after enjoying a “single chilled rosé with Boris Johnson” to “wet the head” of their new baby, Frank Alfred Odysseus. At the time, Carrie was recovering in hospital, she claimed.
She told the paper: “It was a lovely, hot day and when Boris got home he went out on to the terrace and opened a bottle of wine. He asked me to join him, to toast baby Frank and to give me a report on Carrie and the baby, how they were doing, when they were coming home, that sort of thing.
Although she said that she bonded “really well with Boris” and also made a cocktail for Carrie upon her return the following day. She was also offered the opportunity again by Boris Johnson to “wet the baby’s head”, although she declined.
The following day she was called for a meeting with Carrie Johnson where she was sacked and told to leave, with comments about Boris Johnson and Partygate at her interview cited as the excuse.
But Dawes claimed: “I think it’s all because I had a glass of wine with him and she didn’t like that.”
She claimed the agency also implied she shouldn’t have socialised with Boris Johnson, stating: “They let slip that they didn’t think I should have had a drink with Boris.”
A spokesperson for the couple disputed her version of events, telling the Daily Express: “This account is totally untrue. It is disappointing to see someone who sought a position of trust abuse it to create a completely false story for financial gain.”