Stars including Magda Szubanski react to Anthony Albanese becoming the new PM

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Some of the country’s biggest names have reacted to the Labor Party’s election win as Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st Prime Minister.

Comedian Magda Szubanski savagely took down outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a number of Tweets on Sunday, while actor and filmmaker Brendan Cowell roasted Mr Morrison over his love for the NRL’s Cronulla Sharks.

Mr Albanese will be sworn in as Prime Minister after winning at least nine seats from the Liberal Party.

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'I haven't felt this relieved': Stars including Magda Szubanski and Brendan Cowell have reacted to the Labor Party's election win as Anthony Albanese becomes the new PM. Magda is pictured in 2019

‘I haven’t felt this relieved’: Stars including Magda Szubanski and Brendan Cowell have reacted to the Labor Party’s election win as Anthony Albanese becomes the new PM. Magda is pictured in 2019

Magda, 61, told her followers that she hasn’t felt this ‘happy since marriage equality’. 

‘Last night Australia showed that (despite the efforts of some) we are not a nation of Trump wannabes, We like good governance, the rule of law and idealistic/compassionate pragmatism,’ she Tweeted.

‘I haven’t felt this relieved/happy since marriage equality.’ 

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Loss: Mr Morrison is pictured after the election loss at a Liberal Party function in Sydney on Saturday

Loss: Mr Morrison is pictured after the election loss at a Liberal Party function in Sydney on Saturday

Overjoyed: Magda, 61, told her followers in a Tweet on Sunday that she hasn't felt this 'happy since marriage equality'

Overjoyed: Magda, 61, told her followers in a Tweet on Sunday that she hasn’t felt this ‘happy since marriage equality’

Team Labor: The Kath & Kim star also followed with a Tweet, which included the hashtag 'ScomoNoMo'

Team Labor: The Kath & Kim star also followed with a Tweet, which included the hashtag ‘ScomoNoMo’

The Kath & Kim star also followed with a Tweet, which included the hashtag ‘ScomoNoMo’.

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‘How ironic that the man who blamed everyone but himself now has no one to blame BUT himself,’ she posted online.

Meanwhile, Brendan, 45, who was born in Cronulla in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, took to his Instagram Stories on Saturday and roasted Mr Morrison.  

Making his thoughts known: Meanwhile, Brendan (pictured), 45, who was born in Cronulla in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, took to his Instagram Stories on Saturday and roasted Mr Morrison

Making his thoughts known: Meanwhile, Brendan (pictured), 45, who was born in Cronulla in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, took to his Instagram Stories on Saturday and roasted Mr Morrison 

Ouch: The Love My Way star said he's 'once again the number one Sharks supporter', referencing Mr Morrison's love of the NRL team

Ouch: The Love My Way star said he’s ‘once again the number one Sharks supporter’, referencing Mr Morrison’s love of the NRL team 

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The Love My Way star said he’s ‘once again the number one Sharks supporter’, referencing Mr Morrison’s love of the NRL team.

Mr Morrison often showed his support for the team after he became a member for Cook in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.

‘Once again – I am the Cronulla Sharks number one ticket holder – Australia has spoken,’ Brendan captioned a video of himself sitting in the crowd at an NRL game.

Statement: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured in London in November) congratulated Mr Alabanese in an official statement. 'Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving like-minded democracies we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place,' he said

Statement: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured in London in November) congratulated Mr Alabanese in an official statement. ‘Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving like-minded democracies we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place,’ he said

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Mr Albanese in an official statement. 

‘Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving like-minded democracies we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place,’ he said.

‘As we reap the rewards of our comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, the AUKUS partnership and the unmatched closeness between the British and Australian people, we do so knowing that the only distance between us is geographical.’

Political: Nigella Lawson (pictured) is currently in Australia filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules. And the British chef got into the spirt of election night, sharing her celebratory thoughts after Anthony Albanese was declared the new Prime Minister

Political: Nigella Lawson (pictured) is currently in Australia filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules. And the British chef got into the spirt of election night, sharing her celebratory thoughts after Anthony Albanese was declared the new Prime Minister

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Nigella Lawson, who is currently in Australia filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules, got into the spirt of election night, sharing her celebratory thoughts.

‘What a night to be in Australia!’ the 62-year-old British chef wrote on Twitter on Saturday, shortly after the election results were announced.  

While Nigella did not specify a party preference, she has been known to support the Labour Party in her native United Kingdom.

Abbie Chatfield was out drinking with friends as the election results were revealed, and she didn’t hold back her feelings on the former PM.

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While watching a video of Morrison’s concession speech, Abbie, 26, stuck her middle finger up at the screen while taunting the politician with her friends. 

Getting into the spirit: 'What a night to be in Australia!' the 62-year-old wrote on Twitter on Saturday, shortly after the election results were announced

Getting into the spirit: ‘What a night to be in Australia!’ the 62-year-old wrote on Twitter on Saturday, shortly after the election results were announced

Reason to smile! Abbie Chatfield (pictured) celebrated Labor's win in the Australian election

Reason to smile! Abbie Chatfield (pictured) celebrated Labor’s win in the Australian election

Sharing a photo of the outrageous moment to Instagram, the reality star wrote: ‘Bye babe!!!’ 

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‘Hope you know everyone in this club was happy when I told them you lost,’ she added.

Abbie also reposted a video shared by a friend which was captioned: ‘Bye Scumo’ – a derogatory take on Morrison’s nickname, Scomo.  

The Labor leader addressed jubilant supporters in Sydney shortly before midnight after receiving a concession call from Scott Morrison.

Finger: While watching a video of Morrison's concession speech, the reality star, 26, stuck her middle finger up at the screen while taunting the politician with her friends

Finger: While watching a video of Morrison’s concession speech, the reality star, 26, stuck her middle finger up at the screen while taunting the politician with her friends

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He said: ‘I say to my fellow Australians, thank you for this extraordinary honour. 

‘Tonight the Australian people have voted for change. I am humbled by this victory and I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to serve as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia.’ 

‘My Labor team will work every day to bring Australians together, and I will lead a government, worthy of the people of Australia’.

Speaking alongside his wife Jenny and two daughters to the Liberal faithful in Sydney, Mr Morrison said: ‘Tonight, I have spoken to the Leader of the Opposition and the incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. 

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Australia's new PM: Anthony Albanese (pictured with Penny Wong, girlfriend Jodie and son Nathan) declared 'Aussies have voted for change' after securing a historic election win

Australia’s new PM: Anthony Albanese (pictured with Penny Wong, girlfriend Jodie and son Nathan) declared ‘Aussies have voted for change’ after securing a historic election win

‘And I’ve congratulated him on his election victory this evening.

‘I have always believed in Australians and their judgement and I’ve always been prepared to accept their verdicts.

‘And tonight they have delivered their verdict and I congratulate Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party and I wish him and his government all the very best.’ 

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Mr Morrison said he will step down as Liberal leader at the next party meeting, with Defence Minister Peter Dutton favourite to take over. 

Outgoing: Mr Morrison delivered a concession speech to devastated Liberal supporters after calling Anthony Albanese to congratulate him on Labor winning power for the first time since 2013. Pictured with his daughters Lily and Abbey

Outgoing: Mr Morrison delivered a concession speech to devastated Liberal supporters after calling Anthony Albanese to congratulate him on Labor winning power for the first time since 2013. Pictured with his daughters Lily and Abbey 

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