DOWNING Street organised a Christmas quiz in December 2020, separate from the Christmas party that was alleged to have taken place, it has been reported.

The BBC is reporting that sources claim emails were sent out to everyone who worked at No 10, inviting staff to form teams ahead of the quiz.

A source said to the corporation that they didn’t realise “how ridiculous” it was until some people came into the government office wearing Christmas jumpers for the quiz.

Another source told the BBC some joined the quiz on Zoom while others sat in person in groups of six.

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Downing Street has previously said the quiz was “virtual”.

It comes after fury swept Westminster amid a scandal over an alleged Christmas party on December 18, 2020, while London was in Tier 3 Covid restrictions.

Downing Street staff are alleged to have broken the UK Government’s coronavirus rules by hosting a party.

The Prime Minister on Wednesday denied having a Christmas party and denied breaking lockdown rules.

He said he has been “repeatedly assured” there were no parties at No 10.

Asked about a leaked video which showed a Downing Street aid joking about a Christmas party, Boris Johnson said he was “sickened” by it and said an internal investigation will take place.

During a tense PMQs on Wednesday, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said the Prime Minister must “resign” or he will be “removed” by MPs.

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Despite the ongoing scandal, Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross said he continued to have “confidence” in Johnson, but he added that the Prime Minister has “serious questions to answer” over the party.

Ross said: "Clearly what we have seen over the last 12 hours or so with the video emerging, there are serious questions that need to be answered.

"Now looking at what I have seen, there was a party of sorts.

"I don’t think you can get away from that, and there are questions to be answered on why that was allowed as it was absolutely against the guidance this time last year."