DOI star Matt Evers slams Number 10 party as he reveals ‘nervous breakdown'

Dancing On Ice star Matt Evers has slammed the leaked video of Downing Street staff joking about a secret Christmas party last year, revealing that he suffered a nervous breakdown while following lockdown restrictions.

Footage obtained by ITV News shows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former press secretary Allegra Stratton answering questions at a mock press conference on December 22, 2020, about a party the previous Friday.

It comes after Mr Johnson insisted no rules were broken following claims a Christmas bash was held at No 10 during Covid restrictions.

Writing on Twitter, American skater Matt voiced his frustrations and called the footage a ‘f****** joke’ after he was forced to isolate and unable to return home last year. 

‘I’m done now,’ he wrote, referencing the breaking news story. ‘I’ve never spoken of this. Last Christmas I had a nervous breakdown.’

He added: ‘Unable to return home, I as the rest of my cast, were all in single isolation and it was literal hell. 

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ITV said the video was filmed four days after one of the alleged parties, at which 40-50 people were ‘cheek by jowl’, according to the Daily Mirror.

It came at a time when police were shutting down events for ordinary people, while others were strictly sticking to guidance, as Covid tore through the UK.

In response to the footage, a Downing Street spokesman said: ‘There was no Christmas party. Covid rules have been followed at all times.’

Piers Morgan also criticised the ‘shameful’ video earlier on Tuesday, writing: ‘Boris Johnson is continuing to lie about last year’s illicit Christmas party at No10 – even when we’ve all now seen his own spokeswoman on video laughing about it & wondering how best to lie about it to the media. Even by his standards, this is absolutely shameful.’

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