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19th Apr 2017

Watch: NFL star Rob Gronkowski gatecrashes a Sean Spicer press briefing at the White House

We weren't expecting this...

Conor Heneghan


Sean Spicer’s eventful start to his role as White House press secretary continued on Wednesday, although for once, it wasn’t his fault that he was the centre of worldwide attention.

The New England Patriots were in the White House on Wednesday (minus a few players who decided to skip the visit) following their Superbowl victory earlier this year and one of their biggest stars appeared to get a little lost while having a look around.

While Sean Spicer was busy responding to a reporter during a press briefing, he was interrupted by the unmistakeable sight of Rob ‘Gronk’ Gronkowski, who popped his head around the corner to inquire: “Sean, need some help?”

Given the way some of Spicer’s press briefings have gone of late, it’s no surprise that Gronk saw fit to offer some assistance and though his interruption was amusing, it had nothing on Melissa McCarthy’s vicious parody of the press secretary on Saturday Night Live at the weekend.