Lorraine Kelly this week after the MP claimed she was promoted to the presenter during a letter stint working together at GMTV. Lorraine got hit back in 1999. Who is Esther McVey and what is this shocking photo?

Former journalist Ms McVey is a fierce Brexiteer and entered politics in 2010.

Before she became a Conservative MP for Merseyside, Ms. McVey worked for GMTV, the BBC and Channel 4.

Ms McVey probably would not want to see you. She has a few embarrassing snaps from those times.

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One such photo taken at a Flintstones Movie premiere party Ms McVey attended in July, 2000.

The picture, taken at Planet Hollywood in London, shows Ms Mcvey biting down on a large plastic bone while flanked by two shirtless men in leopard print tuxedos.

A second photo from McVey as she clutches the bone while standing between the two hunks.

Other red carpet images show the Tory leadership contender in a sheer white dress, a plunging gold top and numerous showing her toned stomach.

More than a decade later, Ms. McVey, 51, seems a far cry from the night.

But a string of pictures from the early 2000s shows she was a regular at TV bashes.

From the 2002 Television & Radio Industries Club awards to a Crimestoppers Trust fundraiser, Esther was snapped at a string of celebrity-studded events.

Esther McVey's political career

Since launching her political career in 2010, Mc Mcvey has had several cabinet roles.

In 2012 she was appointed Minister for Disabled People and in 2013 she was made the Minister of State for Employment.

Aside from politics, she has been Chair of the British Transport Police Authority, Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University and Senior Advisor to an international communications company.

Esther was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary at the start of 2018 but resigned nine months later on Mrs. May's Brexit deal.

Ms McVey has said she would take the UK out of the EU without a deal.

Writing on the Conservative Party website about Brexit the said: Yes.

"An extension would be the final nail in the coffin for the already shredded trust we have with our voters. Facing a managed exit on 31st October is the only honest and realistic option.

"It's like we can spend the remainder of our time before Brexit getting our country ready.

"And this is how we use the process of a clean exit.

In a full-fat Free Trade Agreement which works for UK and EU business. "

Bookmakers Coral have Ms McVey at 100/1 to be the next Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson remains the hot favorite at 1/2.