Nicola Sturgeon praises 'wee star' who dressed up as her for Halloween

Scottish First minister Nicola Sturgeon was impressed by a video showing a seven-year-old schoolboy dressing up as her for Halloween.

Wearing a blonde wig and a fuchsia-coloured dress belonging to his mum, Jacob Ferguson from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, left thousands roaring with laughter with his brilliantly accurate impression of the SNP leader.

In a video which has gone viral on Twitter, the schoolboy forbade Scots from partying and urged them to stay at home in a bid to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: ‘You were telt. Stay in the house. Nae parties. Save lives.

‘My feet are killing me. Where’s my clicky pen? I want a haggis supper, and make sure it’s deep-fried,’ after he hobbles off-camera in a dramatic exit.

With a potential second national lockdown on the cards as early as Wednesday, the schoolboy gave Twitter users a much needed distraction.

Jacob’s mother, Alyson Welsh, a doctor, tagged Nicola Sturgeon in the tweet on Friday, saying: ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’

Sturgeon was impressed by the schoolboy’s gaffe, tweeting: ‘Thank you @welsh_alyson – this has made me smile and given me a much needed laugh this morning.

‘What a wee star – I think we might draft him in for the daily briefings!’

The tweet quickly went viral, amassing over 20,000 likes in less than a day.

Responding to the reaction, Jacob’s mother said: ‘I can’t quite believe how this tweet has taken off!

‘Thank you to everyone who has made such lovely comments, we are delighted to have brought some joy.

‘My son is his own person who makes his own choices with our complete support. No negativity please, this is supposed to be fun!’

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