POP sensation Niall Horan has had a pop at Health Secretary Matt Hancock over the Covid crisis.
The former One Direction star branded the Cabinet minister “smug and slippery” and said his handling of the crisis was a “howler”.
Tweeting his 39.5 million followers, he said: “I get the idea that Health Secretary Matt Hancock thinks he’s a lot more intelligent than he actually is.
“Always very smug and slippery.
“Excuse me but Matt you’ve had a major howler here and it’s about time you handed facts out instead of worrying about what the opposition thinks.”
One Directioners rallied round the 26 year-old star, retweeting the message nearly 70,000 times in just three hours.
Mr Hancock has come under pressure over the Covid crisis, facing political storms over why it took so long to ramp up testing and why so many people have died in care homes.