David Cameron's Aussie accent 'one of worst in history'

  • 16 November 2011
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If you've ever tried to do an accent and it's backfired, then you'll know how Prime Minister David Cameron's feeling!

He had a go at copying Australian PM Julia Gillard's accent during a speech, but it's left many journalists in Oz unimpressed.

A news website called it "perhaps one of the worst Aussie accents in history" and so bad it could cause a row between countries!

One newspaper thought it was "bizarre".

Mr Cameron was speaking about a Commonwealth leaders' meeting in October, where they voted to change a royal succession rule so that boys were no longer favoured over girls.

He told the audience at the Lord Mayor's banquet on Monday: "I can't quite do the accent but I'll try - 'Not a bit David, this is good news for Sheilas everywhere.'"