Bristol Brenda: This is absolutely weird

A pensioner has said she "cannot believe" the response on social media to her reaction to the news there is to be another General Election.

Brenda, 75, from Bristol, became an internet sensation after reacting with shock to the news on Tuesday.

"You're joking?! Not another one?" she responded when told of the news.

The video of her exasperated reaction went viral and prompted hundreds of comments on Twitter.

At one point on Tuesday the hashtag #Brenda was trending on Twitter in the UK above both Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Mrs May.

When shown some of the dozens of comments that had been posted on social media, she said she "could not believe" all the reaction.

"This is absolutely weird," said the retired secretary, who does not wish her surname to be published.

BBC News