Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is apparently joining The Great British Bake Off
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has previously teased a possible future appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, but she’s looking elsewhere for her first splash in reality TV.
The MSP for Edinburgh Central, who proposed to her girlfriend Jennifer Wilson last year, will appear on The Great British Bake Off, according to The Scottish Sun.
While she won’t be on the regular Channel 4 series, the politician will apparently participate in an upcoming charity special.
As well as the eight full-length series, the first seven of which were on the BBC, The Great British Bake Off has had five four-part charity specials.
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off aired in 2012, 2014 and 2016, and The Great Comic Relief Bake Off aired in 2013 and 2015.
Channel 4 will be teaming up with Stand Up To Cancer for their charity special.
It’s not the first time that Davidson has been involved with Bake Off.
Last year, when the Bake Off was still on the BBC, she appeared on its spinoff show alongside comedian Jo Brand and former winner Nadiya Hussain.
She won’t be the first politician to appear on the show, with Ed Balls having appeared in the 2016 series of Great Sport Relief Bake Off, the same year as ex-Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife Samantha
Ex-PM Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah Brown appeared on the Great Comic Relief Bake Off a year earlier.
Other stars being tipped to appear alongside Davidson are Kate Moss’s sister Lottie and Made in Chelsea start Jamie Laing.
Davidson is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, and has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that these rights are more important than the future of the Conservative Party.
Following the Conservative Party’s deal with the anti-LGBT DUP, Davidson has continued to challenge the Northern Irish party’s stance on gay rights and same-sex marriage.
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