I bet you didn’t realise these six celebs are actually Tories
For the last time Kate Bush is not a Tory
Labour love to tout their celebrity endorsements from Dua Lipa to Olly Alexander, Frank Ocean and Slowthai. The list goes on. It’s far rarer these days though to find any celebs willing to openly support the Tory party.
As Kate Bush is rightfully taking her place at number one on the charts again, it’s worth remembering when she had to clear her name and state “I am not a Tory” in a statement in 2019 following some light praise of Theresa May. It’s also impossible to forget Alfie Deyes’ heavily memed “I’m not a Tory” video where he repeatedly pleaded his innocence against Tory accusations.
There are some celebs out there who are obviously still Tories like Jeremy Clarkson and Simon Cowell but here are a few you probably didn’t suspect straight away and a couple that will feel like a stab in the heart.
Geri Halliwell (and maybe Mel B)
Ginger Spice aka Geri Halliwell often spoke admirably of Margaret Thatcher. She once referred to Thatcher as the first “Spice Girl”, leading to this amazing segment with fellow Spice Girl, Mel B, on the Eric Andre.
Mel B was asked if Thatcher “had girl power”. She responded, “yes of course.” When asked if she thought Thatcher had “effectively utilised girl power by funnelling money to illegal paramilitary death squads in Northern Ireland”, Mel B said, “I don’t know about that.”
Skandar Keynes aka Edmund from Narnia
In hindsight, we should’ve seen this coming. Betraying your entire family for a bit of Turkish delight is the most unhinged Tory behaviour ever. Since his role as Edmund, Skandar Keynes has gone on to pursue a career in politics, including working for Conservative MPCrispin Blunt who also happens to be the uncle of actress Emily Blunt.
The GoCompare man, in case you hadn’t guessed, isn’t actually Italian. He’s a Welsh man called Wynne Evans. In 2020 he received criticism for hosting a huge Tory fundraiser with Boris Johnson where he led the auction and sang with Boris on stage.
Considering his infamous tax avoidance scandal probably not the biggest shock that Gary doesn’t care about public services. In 2010 the Take That frontman made no secret of how he votes by joining David Cameron on the campaign trail in Nantwich. When asked if he was supporting the Tories he said “I would not be here if I was not”.
2010 was clearly not a good year for certain musicians outing themselves as massive Tories. Craig David reportedly told The Mirror he would love the Tories to use his song Fill Me In for their campaign. Personally I’m not quite sure I could’ve imagined a David Cameron/George Osbourne duet over a Craig David beat but then again Nick Clegg did once try to cover Carly Rae Jepson.
Accidentally revealing the winner of Bake Off hours before it was announced isn’t the only thing you can fault Prue for. The Bake Off judge, has admitted voting for Brexit and her son David Kruger has actually been a Tory MP since 2019.
She’s been a vocal Tory supporter and in 2020 even was one of a very small number of people who defended Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip. She did, however, cancel her Tory membership in late 2020 not over the free school meals row, cuts to public services or draconian immigration policies but over a piece of food standards legislation.
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