Steve November 25, 2021

25 November 2021

What was claimed

Dominic Raab said he watched Peppa Pig with his parents when he was young, even though it first aired in May 2004, when he was 30.

Our verdict

This appears to be a misquote from an interview where Mr Raab said he watched Peppa Pig with his children when they were younger.

A number of Facebook posts have shared a screengrab of a (since deleted) tweet claiming that the deputy prime minister and justice secretary Dominic Raab said he watched Peppa Pig “with his parents when he was young”, even though the children’s TV show first aired in 2004 when he would have been 30

The tweet actually appears to be a misquote from a recent TV interview.

During an appearance on Sky News on 24 November, Mr Raab was asked about a speech the Prime Minister recently gave to the Confederation of British Industry, in which Boris Johnson spoke about Peppa Pig

 Mr Raab said: “Peppa Pig—many of your viewers will have watched it either as grandparents or parents. I watched it with my boys when they were younger, but it’s actually a huge British export.”

Mr Raab also confirmed he had visited the theme park Peppa Pig World with his children when they were younger, but did not suggest at any point that he had watched the show himself when he was young.

This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because it’s a misquote from an interview.

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