‘I love life, but I love my waffles’: Health Secretary Matt Hancock is caught ‘scoffing’ a calorie and fat-laden stroopwafel for breakfast seconds before GMB interview with Piers Morgan

  • He wolfed down a stroopwafel before a live interview from central London
  • The Dutch delicacy is high in fat and calories and is usually enjoyed with a coffee 
  • He defended his breakfast choice saying: ‘All good things in moderation’

As Health Secretary he is in charge of the nation’s fitness and well-being.

But Matt Hancock showed his human side this morning by wolfing down a sugary treat minutes before doing a live television interview today.

The senior Cabinet minister was pulled up during his appearance on Good Morning Britain after eating a stroopwafel, a Dutch delicacy consisting of two thin layers of waffle around a caramel centre.

When footage of his impromptu breakfast was played he said: ‘All good things in moderation. We are all allowed a bit of joy in our lives from time to time.’

Asked by Piers Morgan why he was ‘scoffing’ the 356 calorie treat, he said:  ‘I knew I was about to come on this programme and I knew I needed to be up and ready to go at it.’

Mr Morgan went on to point out that the stroopwafel also contained 16.2g of fat, around half a man’s daily recommended allowance.

But a sheepish-looking Mr Hancock replied: ‘If you like a caramel waffle have a caramel waffle, just don’t have too many – and do a bit of exercise.

‘I love life, but I love my waffles.’

 Mr Hancock later declined to rulke out running to be Tory leader. 

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘I don’t rule out standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party. 

‘It’s flattering that lots of people have asked me to put my name forward and proposed to support me.’

Asked if he was reluctant to declare his candidacy because a recent poll suggested he had just one per cent of grassroots Tory support, he said: ‘No, because the contest hasn’t started yet.

‘I have a strong view about the sort of leader that we need – we need a leader not just for now but also for the future, we need to be absolutely four-square in the centre ground of British politics.

‘We need to be delivering on the things that matter to people, deliver Brexit but then move forward.

‘We need to concentrate on the pound in people’s pockets and have a patriotic unionism, not a narrow nationalism.’

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