Holly Candy, formerly known as Holly Valance, made a rare television appearance on British news channel GB News.
During the interview, she discussed her right-wing political views while attending a political event for former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss. The interviewer asked Candy about her political leanings, marking a departure from her typically private persona.
“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.”
During her appearance at the launch of Liz Truss’ new conservative movement ‘PopCon’, Holly Candy expressed admiration for the Conservative politicians she heard speak at the event. She described Truss as “really really interesting to listen to” and even suggested Conservative Party politician Jacob Rees-Mogg as a potential prime ministerial candidate.
Candy, who gained fame in the early 2000s for her pop career following her soap opera success, has largely avoided the public eye since marrying billionaire property developer Nick Candy in 2012. They have two children together.
Holly Candy’s husband, Nick, is renowned for his work in property development, particularly for projects such as London’s One Hyde Park, among the world’s most expensive residential buildings, with an estimated net worth of $2 billion.
Despite Holly’s limited on-screen appearances in recent years, such as a brief cameo in the final episode of Neighbours in 2022, she has been spotted in notable settings. This includes a visit to former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate in April 2022, where she and her husband met with Trump and British politician Nigel Farage.
Additionally, they were photographed attending the UK Conservative Party’s Summer Ball later that year.