Awkward moment Boris Johnson appears to kiss Andrea Leadsom on the lips during embrace

Boris Johnson ended his appearance at the Conservative conference with a very awkward embrace of Andrea Leadsom.

The Prime Minister appeared to accidentally kiss the Tory MP on the lips after they both went for the same side of the face when they greeted each other.

Mr Johnson was being congratulated by his Cabinet at the time after finishing his first-ever speech as leader at the conference.

He had sought to present himself as “sensible” and also delivered a series of jokes aimed at rivals but the last laugh may have been on him.

Andrea Leadsom (c) sits with cabinet ministers at the conference (Picture: Empics)

During the speech, Mr Johnson got several laughs from the audience.

They were amused when he told them of a “communist cosmonaut” who needed coaxing into a satellite mission.

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He would revisit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the close of his speech when he told the crowd his slogan of the need to “get Brexit done”, to cut taxes and “figuratively, if not literally, let us send Jeremy Corbyn into orbit where he belongs”.

Fish jokes about Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond were also made, so too was one about Commons Speaker John Bercow dining on testicles.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets cabinet ministers following his keynote speech (Picture: Empics)

The PM said he wanted to “take back control” of the fisheries of Scotland, and added: “It is one of the many bizarre features of the SNP that in spite of being called names like Salmond and Sturgeon they are committed to handing back control of those fish to the EU.”

The crowd took the bait again when he said: “We want to turbo-charge the Scottish fishing sector, they would allow Brussels to charge for our turbot.”

The Prime Minister, who was speaking just hours before his blueprint to replace the Brexit backstop was presented to Brussels, said his plans were “constructive and reasonable” and involved compromise from the UK – something he hoped the European Union would reciprocate.

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