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New deputy prime minister's Dr Dre alarm hilariously interrupts live radio interview

New deputy prime minister's Dr Dre alarm hilariously interrupts live radio interview

Britain's new deputy prime minister was having one of her first interviews since taking on the role

The new deputy prime minister has made quite the impression on the hip-hop community after her Dr Dre phone alarm went off during a live interview.

While it remains uncertain how well Dr Thérèse Coffey will perform in the coming months amid a cost of living crisis, it's safe to say that her music taste is something that we don't need to worry about.

From one Dr to another, Coffey was speaking on LBC when her 8.00am phone alarm started blaring out the 1999 monster hit 'Still Dre'.

LBC’s Nick Ferrari was asking the deputy prime minister a question about residences, when he was brilliantly interrupted by Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.

"Can I ask you a question about residences – oh, are you alright over there? You've got a phone ringing," Nick said.

"I''ve just realised my alarm is going off on my phone," Dr Coffey replied.

"Oh my goodness, what is the alarm for?" Nick enquired.

"I've just realised my alarm is going off on my phone, you're getting a bit of Dr Dre. It's just an 8 o'clock alarm, sorry.

"That's fantastic – Dr Coffey with Dr Dre as the health secretary. It just gets better and better."


On a more serious note, Coffey said that new Prime Minister Liz Truss has acknowledged she will need to 'hit the ground running' with her upcoming energy plan.

The prime minister is expected to announce a plan to freeze domestic bills in England, Scotland and Wales at around £2,500.

That's £500 higher than the current cap but £1,000 below the level they are expected to hit in October.

The policy, which could cost as much as £150 billion, according to The Times, will be funded through borrowing and general taxation and is still being finalised by Truss, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and other ministers and officials.

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Asked about the funding for the scheme, Coffey told Sky News: “Ultimately, we receive money through taxation from people and businesses and then redistribute that accordingly to the priorities set out in our manifesto and the needs of the country.

“So more will be said about that, aspects of that during this week.”

She said people 'will just have to wait for the detail of that'.

Coffey claimed that the new Cabinet 'will continue to make sure that we do strain every sinew, put everything that we can in order to get our economy growing again'.

Featured Image Credit: LBC

Topics: UK News, Politics, Music