Jacob Rees-Mogg starts filming new reality TV show following general election defeat

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Ex-Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg is said to be shooting a new reality show that will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at his life after losing the general election.

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The new Discovery+ show, rumored to be called Meeting the Moggs, will showcase the ex-politician in his historic rural residence, featuring his spouse Helena and their six kids.

The ex-Member of Parliament for North East Somerset was one of several prominent members of the Conservative Party who lost their seat recently. It was believed that his campaign activities were filmed by the production company Optomen.

Mr Rees-Mogg is following in the footsteps of other politicians who have also appeared on TV after leaving politics. This trend has been seen with Nigel Farage appearing on I’m A Celebrity and Matt Hancock on SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The ex-GB News host surprised families last month by entering their children's first holy communion with a crew filming.

Sir Jacob was allowed to attend a mass at St Joseph and St Teresa Church in Somerset with his family and a film crew. However, some of the families of around twelve children said they were not aware that he would be there, despite a sign being put up.

He was also accompanied by his team while going door-to-door in Longwell Green, a suburb of Bristol, before the election.

Jacob Rees-Mogg - Figure 2
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Mr. Rees Mogg's time serving in the House of Commons for 14 years ended last week when he was defeated by Labour's Dan Norris.

According to a source who shared information with The Sun, Jacob and his family have been recording footage for a few months now. However, the sudden announcement of the General Election caught everyone by surprise.

The show was a success and provided a valuable glimpse into the family life of politicians.

Essentially, it is being marketed as the British equivalent of the Kardashians and it will show everything, even the flaws.

A team of people with cameras came to the event with him at the conference of the Popular Conservative group yesterday.

Rees-Mogg has six children named Peter Theodore Alphege, Mary Anne Charlotte Emma, Thomas Wentworth Somerset Denton, Anslem Charles Fitzwilliam, Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius, and Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher with his wife Helena de Chair, whom he married in 2007.

Jacob began his career at a financial investment company in the City before running for office in the 1997 and 2001 elections without success.

The ex-minister gained a reputation as a troublemaker by consistently voting against laws suggested by David Cameron. He also became famous for his eccentric actions, like bringing his family's nanny along while campaigning.

He actively supported Britain's decision to leave the European Union during the Brexit vote in 2016. He is also a strong supporter of Boris Johnson, who chose him to be the leader of the House of Commons in 2019.

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