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The Sun portrayed Chancellor George Osborne strutting like the character Dave in the TV advert for Money Supermarket in its Budget coverage

The Sun portrayed Chancellor George Osborne strutting like the character Dave in the TV advert for Money Supermarket in its Budget coverage

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George Osborne paid tribute to the "geniuses" at The Sun newspaper who depicted him in hot-pants and high heels on the front page of their Budget edition.

The tabloid portrayed the Chancellor strutting in triumph like the "epic" character Dave in the well-known TV advert for Money Supermarket.

Above the headline "George's Epic Strut", the paper adapted the advert's catchphrase to say: "Ooh, you're so sunny super budget."

Mr Osborne told BBC1's Breakfast: "I almost spilt my coffee this morning when I read the front page of The Sun.

"What's great is that they have always got a way of bringing life to the Budget and it's the geniuses of The Sun who can come up with that front page."

PA Media