PM put on spot by charity champ

Crissy Rock with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Crissy Rock with Prime Minister David Cameron.

COMEDIAN Crissy Rock spread the word of her charity work on breakfast television – and also took the opportunity to chat with the Prime Minister.

Crissy, who lives in Peterlee, enjoyed a guest slot on ITV’s This Morning the same day as David Cameron was recording a slot for the popular daytime show.

And it didn’t take long for bubbly Crissy to grab a few words with the PM.

“I tried to get him to reduce petrol prices and VAT rates, help the elderly and give more support for charities,” she joked.

“But he probably hears the same things everyday.

“I invited him for a break in the sun when we film Benidorm but he probably won’t take up my offer.”

Crissy was on the breakfast show to talk about her work as a patron for Liverpool-based charity Families Fighting for Justice (FFFJ), which supports those who have lost a family member through murder or manslaughter.

The Prime Minister was happy to support the cause as he donated signed items to be used as auction prizes at Crissy’s upcoming charity functions.

One of those events is to be held in Hartlepool later this month.

Crissy, who featured in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, will return to the Belle Vue Club, in Hartlepool’s Kendal Road, where she performed a warm-up gig ahead of her recent UK tour.

“I am really looking forward to my Hartlepool visit,” she told the Mail.

“Last time I was at the club it was a sell-out and it was a fantastic night.

“I’m going to be home for a short break so this was an ideal opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for a great cause.

“The work the charity does is absolutely magnificent and much needed.

“They help people and families who are left in the dark and become lost, isolated and confused through losing a loved one.”

An Evening with Crissy Rock will be held at the club on Friday, July 20.

The event, which will contain adult material, has been organised by Hartlepool-based publicist Paul “Goffy” Gough.

Tickets, priced at £5, can be bought from the club on (01429) 273974 or Goffy Media on 07990588424.