Holly Candy explains political views in rare TV interview

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Notoriously private Australian celebrity Holly Candy – formerly known as Holly Valance – has given a rare TV interview, explaining her right-wing political views while attending a political event for former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Candy, 40, appeared on British news channel GB News, where the interviewer asked her about her political leanings.

“Have you always been a right-of-centre person? Are you conservative? Where are you, politically?” he asked the star, who shot to fame playing Flick Scully on Neighbours in 1999 before launching a brief pop career in the early noughties.

“I would say that everyone starts off as a leftie, then wakes up at some point, after you start either making money, working, trying to run a business, trying to buy a home, and then you realise what crap ideas they all are,” Candy said. “And then you go to the right.”

Candy was also full of praise for the Conservative politicians she’d heard speak at the event, the launch of Liz Truss’ new conservative movement ‘PopCon’.

Candy described Truss, who stepped down as UK PM in 2022 on her fiftieth day in office, as “really really interesting to listen to.”

“Jacob for PM,” she added, referring to Conservative Party politician Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Back in the early noughties, Vandy parlayed her soapie fame into a briefly successful pop career, scoring three top 10 hit singles both here and in the UK in the early noughties, including the number 1 Kiss Kiss.

But she has largely shunned the spotlight since marrying her husband, billionaire property developer Nick Candy in 2012. The couple have since had two children together.

Working alongside his brother, Nick is known for developing projects like London’s One Hyde Park, one of the most expensive residential buildings in the world, and has an estimated net worth of $2 billion.

Meanwhile, a brief cameo in the then-final episode of Neighbours in 2022 was one of Candy’s few on-screen appearances in the past decade.

She has popped up in some surprising places though – like former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate in April of 2022, where she and her husband cosied up for a meet-and-greet with the man himself, alongside British politician Nigel Farage.

Later that year, she and her husband were photographed attending the UK Conservative Party’s Summer Ball.