Lee Anderson has touted an “exclusive scoop” of an interview with home secretary and Tory colleague Suella Braverman on his show Lee Anderson’s Real World.
The home secretary is back in Blighty after flying out to the US to proclaim “multiculturalism has failed” to a right-wing think tank.
Her interview with Anderson is the first media appearance she has made since returning.
Ofcom has previously found that an interview married Tory MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies conducted with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on GB News breached impartiality rules.
Former Cabinet minister Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg’s show is also under investigation for allegedly twice breaching the “politicians as presenters” rule which means “no politician may be used as a newsreader, interviewer or reporter in any news programmes unless, exceptionally, it is editorially justified”.
The register of MPs’ interests shows Mr Anderson earns £100,000 per year from GB News for eight hours work per week, on top of his £86,584 MP’s salary.
Rishi Sunak has backed Anderson as doing a “fantastic job” for his constituents, despite facing criticism of the amount of time he dedicates to his second job.
The prime minister said on Thursday that the deputy Conservative Party chairman, who represents Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, has his “total support”.