Michael Fabricant jokes he ‘may need to resign’ after First Dates appearance
But the Tory MP seemed to go down well with viewers.
Tory MP Michael Fabricant has joked he may need to resign after an awkward appearance on Celebrity First Dates.
The politician endured an excruciating date with fantasy novelist Jan on the special edition of the Channel 4 dating programme for charity Stand Up To Cancer.
At one point his date commented on his sexuality and said that “the wig is a bit of a giveaway”, before she told him to “get rid of it”.
Even Mr Fabricant himself was left cringing as he live-tweeted during the show’s airing.
😮 OMG. I am cringing with embarrassment at my appearance in #FirstDates— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) November 2, 2017
I will have to resign after this!
He wrote: “OMG. I am cringing with embarrassment at my appearance in #FirstDates. I will have to resign after this!”
He later added: “And what are those red rings round my eyes? Who did the make-up???”
There’s still more of me folks.— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) November 2, 2017
It gets even worse.#FirstDates
However, viewers on Twitter seemed to warm to the exuberant MP, labelling him “unique” and defended him over Jan’s comments.
@janetoo told Mr Fabricant: “I think you are great (for a conservative)!!.”
@Alexishere1236 posted: “@Mike_Fabricant absolutely loved you on first dates. Very funny and one of my favorite MPs.”
You came across has someone who was up for a laugh,shame your date didn’t 👍— Mark Davies (@staffscanary1) November 2, 2017
@Staffscanary1 wrote: “You came across has someone who was up for a laugh, shame your date didn’t.”
@Mike_Fabricant absolutely loved you on first dates. Very funny and one of my favorite MPs— Alex Hall (@alexishere1236) November 2, 2017
@Lulubellrunner tweeted: “I thought you were great. That lady was really rather unpleasant.”
Other celebrities appearing on Thursday night’s special episode included singer Sinitta, radio DJ Roman Kemp and former newsreader Jan Leeming.