A group of tipsy revellers ended up getting a lift with Kevin Rudd after mistaking his car for an Uber. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage
A group of tipsy revellers ended up getting a lift with Kevin Rudd after mistaking his car for an Uber. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage

Former PM mistaken for Noosa Uber driver

Imagine jumping in a stranger's car instead of your Uber.

Imagine then finding out your driver was a former prime minister.

That's exactly what happened to a group of tipsy revellers in Noosa who jumped in the car of Kevin Rudd only to realise half way through the trip he was no Uber driver.

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Mr Rudd admitted he was behind the wheel on Twitter.

"Guilty as charged" he tweeted.

"Four young Melburnians getting drenched in a Queensland subtropical downpour at Noosa last night with no Uber in sight," he said.

"So what's a man to do? Good kids. I hope they've had some fun up here."

Mr Rudd, 63, had just dropped off his daughter Jessica at Noosa when the case of mistaken identity unfolded.

The 37-year-old also took to Twitter to share the hilarious story.

She said her dad was trying to find a car park after dropping her off because it was raining.

"Then I thought I saw some people pile into his car, told myself it wasn't - must be a similar-looking Uber," she said.

"It wasn't.

"It was Dad's car."


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