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Chris Evans: Virgin Radio DJ's trick question to Matt Hancock backfires in awkward moment

Chris wanted to know what the Health Secretary would think about the new social distancing rules the government could put into place as they ease the UK slowly out of lockdown, if he wasn’t who he was.

“Let’s imagine for a second you’re not who you are and you don’t do what you do for a job yet you have all that information at hand,” Chris suggested, as Mr Hancock chuckled in the background.

“What might you say – it’s all over the papers that social distancing could go down from two metres to one metre, what would you say?”

There was continuous laughter from the minister before he told Chris he couldn’t answer.

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In attempt to help combat loneliness for people living on their own for over 10-weeks, they said that people were being trusted to observe the rules.

The relaxation doesn’t apply to those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Latest government figures show that there were 1,266 new cases in the UK on 11 June – a number Mr Hancock noted was the lowest it’s been – and he was happy things were moving in the right direction.

Chris acknowledged there must be a sense of relief for the government to convey good news to the nation at such a trying time.

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