Neighbours star’s Tory hyperlinks defined as Holly Valance is seen at Truss launch

Former Neighbours star Holly Valance turned as much as the launch of Liz Truss‘s Popular Conservatism group – and many individuals are understandably asking why.

The Aussie actress was noticed on the entrance row of the right-wing Tory occasion, alongside rabble-rousing MPs resembling Lee Anderson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and the failed former PM herself. But what on earth was she doing there?

Has Holly been a secret Tory all alongside? Or is there another motive she might need attended the launch? Here’s the whole lot you could possibly probably ever need to learn about Holly Valance’s hyperlinks to Liz Truss and the Popular Conservatism motion.

Nick Candy and wife Holly Valance arrives for the Launch of the Popular Conservatism Event at The Emmanuel Centre, London,
Nick Candy and spouse Holly Valance arrives for the Launch of the Popular Conservatism Event in London
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Who is Holly Valance once more?

Holly Rachel Candy, identified professionally as Holly Valance, is an Australian actress and singer. She joined the forged of Antipodean cleaning soap Neighbours in 1999, aged 16 – taking part in Felicity “Flick” Scully.

She was the cleaning soap’s breakout star till 2002, when she left to forge a music profession. Her first single was “Kiss Kiss”, an English Language cowl model of Turkish singer Tarkan’s tune “Şımarık”. It entered the UK chart at Number 1 and made the highest 10 in 17 nations, cementing her as a correct pop sensation.

After the hits dried up a bit, she returned to performing, showing in CSI: Miami and Entourage, earlier than touchdown a daily position as Nina Volek in Prison Break in 2006. In 2011 she additionally took half in Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the semi-final.

She took a break from performing to concentrate on her household in 2013, and had achieved solely charity work ever since – till she made a cameo look within the “last ever” episode of Neighbours in 2022, reprising the position of Flick.

Holly Valance played the feisty Felicity 'Flick' Scully from 1999 until 2002
Holly Valance performed the Felicity ‘Flick’ Scully in Neighbours from 1999 till 2002

What is Popular Conservatism, and the way is Liz Truss concerned?

Popular Conservatism is a brand new proper wing group throughout the Conservative Party. It’s been branded a “party within a party” by critics.

Fronted by Liz Truss, alongside allied Tory MPs Jacob Rees-Mogg and Lee Anderson, the group says it would search to “restore democratic accountability to Britain and deliver popular conservative policies.”

hit out at Rishi Sunak’s Government for failing to tackle “left-wing extremists” she stated had gained management of UK establishments, as she argued the brand new Popular Conservatism motion should galvanise Britain’s many “secret” Conservatives.

The former Prime Minister warned there was a “damaging divide” between politicians and bizarre individuals who “think the wokery that’s going on is nonsense”.

But this weekend Labour ’s Jon Ashworth wrote within the Mirror that Rishi Sunak ought to be taught from Labour and stamp out the “party within a party”.

Why on Earth was Holly Valance on the Popular Conservatism launch occasion?

Holly Valance is married to Nick Candy – a London property developer. They married in 2012, in a £3 million ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Mr Candy is a billionaire and outstanding Conservative celebration supporter and donor. He backed Tory Shaun Bailey’s unsuccessful marketing campaign to be Mayor of London in 2021 – and was pictured on the infamous lockdown rule-breaking Christmas Party held in Conservative HQ that December.

In 2022 Nigel Farage shared an image of him and Ms Valance having dinner with the previous UKIP chief and Donald Trump.