David Cameron hums a merry tune as he hands over to Theresa May

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British prime minister David Cameron was heard humming a tune as he walked back into No 10 on Monday, minutes after announcing that he would resign as prime minister on Wednesday afternoon.

After singing to himself on the way to the door, he was heard saying “right” and removing the microphone that had recorded his private moment.

Some speculated that it sounded like the start of the West Wing theme, while ITV’s political editor, Robert Peston, suggested that it was a Winnie the Pooh-style ditty.

Classic FM, a British radio station, analysed the notes and declared they were “Beethoven-esque”.

Some on Twitter saw Cameron’s relaxed demeanour as a sign he was pleased to be leaving Downing Street amid the chaos of the Brexit vote aftermath.

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