David Davis handed sick bucket as he braves food poisoning for Marr interview

Posted On: 
25th March 2018

David Davis had to be provided with a sick bucket this morning as he braved food poisoning to give a major TV interview on Brexit.

David Davis appearing on the Andrew Marr Show this morning, accompanied by a sick bucket
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BBC One/Andrew Marr Show

The Brexit Secretary was reportedly sick both before and after his appearance on the Andrew Marr Show this morning and a bucket and tissues were visible at his side during the interview.

Host Andrew Marr noted that his guest had "struggled here despite feeling most unwell this morning". 

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Before kicking off the veteran Tory MP joked to his host "if the camera suddenly switches to you, the audience will know what's happened!". 

A source told PoliticsHome that Mr Davis had come down with food poisoning yesterday but decided it would be "bad form" to pull out of the interview at short notice.