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Disgraced celebrity chef Pete Evans has confirmed he will be making a run for politics.
The former My Kitchen Rules co-host and co-judge is aiming for the Senate and will be a candidate for the Great Australia Party.
The fringe party was started by former One Nation senator Rod Culleton.
Mr Culleton has released a statement confirming Evans' political ambitions and backed him for the upcoming federal election.
"Pete Evans has maintained his principles and inspired others in the face of uncommon adversity," the statement said.
"Pete is fully supportive of the GAP ethos, supporting restoration of the Commonwealth and the preservation of democracy in Australia.
"Throughout his engagement with GAP's national selection committee, Pete presented an unwavering commitment to advancing the freedoms of all Australians. As a result, he has been resoundingly approved."
Evans first teased that he could be entering the political sphere last month when he not so cryptically posted the Great Australia Party logo and told his supporters to stay tuned.
While Evans has copped severe backlash for comments he's made about the coronavirus, vaccines and the 5G network, the party's leader supports him in standing up for his beliefs.
Mr Culleton praised him for his consistent 'courage' at 'exposing matters of public information and interest'.
The statement added: "I believe Pete Evans will effectively and diligently represent GAP's growing membership base and all NSW constituents. Pete possesses the essential attributes required to challenge the status quo and restore the rule of law as defined in our constitution.
"It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Pete and welcome him on board as GAP's first Federal candidate for the NSW senate."
In addition to Evans' controversial statements, he found his biggest backlash when he posted meme that included a neo-Nazi symbol.
Despite apologising for it, loads of his sponsors abandoned him, including Woolworths, Big W, Dymocks, Coles, Kmart, Target and the homeware brands Baccarat and House.
He was also dropped by Pan Macmillan, who have published 17 of his books, before Channel 10 booted him off I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Australia.
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