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Tom Allen takes swipe at Dominic Cummings on Sunday Brunch



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Tom Allen couldn’t help but take a swipe at Dominic Cummings on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

The comedian appeared on the cooking show to talk to hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy about all things Bake Off: The Professionals.

And while Tom was chatting to Tim about the show, he couldn’t help but make a slight dig at Mr Cummings as he said: ‘Ohh I felt like Dominic Cummings’ as he referred to being back in the studio opposed to doing an interview via video-link.

His comments were sparked after he was invited on to Sunday’s show, which aired its first live instalment from the studio in weeks, although under social-distancing guidelines.

Tom Allen couldn’t help but make a slight dig (Picture: Steve Meddle/REX)
Sunday Brunch was able to go ahead from the studio (Picture: Channel 4)

‘Oh I am good thank you very much, isn’t it lovely to be out and about,’ he said to Tim at the beginning of the interview.

‘To come to the studio today, to be free to come to the studio, ohhh I felt like Dominic Cummings.

‘It’s so nice to be out and about you know, isn’t it lovely.’

Tim awkwardly laughed as he replied: ‘This is the wrong channel for politics.’

Dominic Cummings pictured with Boris Johnson Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP)

Tom’s remarks didn’t go unnoticed by Sunday Brunch viewers either, taking to Twitter one said: ‘Excellent snipe from Tom Allen “felt like Dominic Cummings”.’

While another viewer added: ‘Tom Allen on getting to come into the #SundayBrunch studio in person “ooh I felt like Dominic Cummings”.’

It comes after Mr Cummings appeared to break lockdown guidelines after he did a round-trip to his parents’ house.

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Despite clear advice at the time to ‘Stay at Home, protect the NHS and save lives’, Mr Cummings did not stay at home – he travelled more than 260 miles to his parents’ house.

Government guidance remains that anyone showing symptoms should self isolate at home for seven days and family members for 14, but — despite Mr Cummings’ wife Mary Wakefield showing symptoms of coronavirus — the couple drove to Durham with their young child. It is unclear if they stopped on the way. 

Sunday Brunch airs on Sunday at 9.30am on Channel 4.

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