Jacob Rees-Mogg and family to star in fly-on-the-wall documentary

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Angela Rayner posted on Twitter about Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg lounging in his seat during a Commons debate. She joked about how she thought his nanny was going to come into the room with a blanket, pillow, and a hot cup of Horlicks for him.

Rees-Mogg's nanny will appear in a new documentary on Discovery+ called Meet the Rees-Moggs. The documentary will feature the nanny, along with the former MP's six children, who she now cares for, giving viewers a glimpse into their family life.

The documentary is set to come out this year and aims to reveal the man behind the public façade in five one-hour episodes. This marks Rees-Mogg as the most recent politician to try their hand at reality TV, following in the footsteps of Matt Hancock's appearance on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Rees-Mogg, who was not re-elected in North East Somerset during the recent election, hosts a program on GB News. Ofcom, the media regulator, determined that the show violated impartiality guidelines by having Conservative MPs as news hosts.

Discovery+ has made a commitment that the program will provide a unique perspective into the ex-MP's life. It will document his journey leading up to the general election and the events that followed, marking the conclusion of his 14-year career in the Commons.

Rees-Mogg suggested that the show might resemble "Fawlty Towers" more than "Downton Abbey".

"Animals, kids, a vote, and a camera crew. What could possibly go awry?" he remarked. "This typical tale of people from Somerset is entertaining to shoot but might lean more towards chaos than elegance."

The ex-politician is famous for his traditional style of dressing and way of thinking. He once mentioned that even though he has six kids - the youngest being named Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg - he has never taken care of changing a diaper. He stated, "The nanny handles it perfectly. I have never tried to be a contemporary man at any point."

Instead, his kids have been cared for by their family nanny, Veronica Crook, who took care of Rees-Mogg when he was a young boy in the 1960s.

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