DANNY KRUGER is a Conservative MP who is also known for being the son of a celebrity chef.
He and his mother have had public disagreements in the past, but have now made a TV programme where they explore a topic that they have opposing views on. This is what we know.
Who is Prue Leith’s son Danny Kruger?
Danny Kruger is a Conservative MP.
He is the son of celebrity chef Prue Leith and South African author Rayne Kruger, who died in 2002.
He has filmed a show with his mother titled “Prue and Danny’s Death Road Trip” which explores the debate surrounding assisted dying.
Leith is in favour of assisted death, citing the pain that her late brother David suffered when he died of bone cancer aged 74 in 2012.
Kruger however is strongly against the legalisation of assisted dying, and the pair go to head to head during the programme.
Kruger is the chairman of Dying Well, the all party parliamentary group campaigning against assisted suicide.
Their reason for this view, according to their website, is that “It exposes vulnerable people to pressure – in their own minds or directly from family members and even medical staff – to end their lives so they are not a ‘burden’ on others.”
The show airs on Channel 4 on February 16, 2023.
What does Danny Kruger do?
Kruger is a Conservative Party politician who has been the MP for Devizes in Wlitshire since 2019.
He had previously worked as political secretary to then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a role that he held from July to December 2019.
Before this, he worked as a speech writer and adviser to David Cameron, when he was leader of the opposition.
Does Prue Leith have any other children?
She has one other child from her first marriage to Rayne Kruger, a daughter named Li-Da Kruger.
Li-Da is a Cambodian adoptee who was adopted by Leith at the age of one.
Her birth parents were victims of Cambodia’s killing fields, in which more than a million people were killed by the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979.
She now works as a film and documentary director, producer and writer.