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Jeremy Hunt Beat Donald Trump To "Dick Of The Year" On TV

The health secretary beat Donald Trump to receive the title on Channel 4's The Last Leg.

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Jeremy Hunt was crowned "Dick of the Year" on Channel 4's current affairs comedy show, The Last Leg, on Friday after he confirmed he would impose a controversial new contract on junior doctors.

Nominees also included American presidential candidate Donald Trump, who came second, Martin Shkreli, who increased the price of AIDS drugs, and Walter Palmer who shot Cecil the Lion.

Co-host Alex Brooker called for an honorable mention for a former Dick of the Year, Justin Bieber, suggesting that after Bieber backed doctors in their successful bid to reach Christmas number 1, he had done more for the NHS than Jeremy Hunt.

Many cast their vote using the hashtag, #DickHunt...


...which during the show's airing on Friday night, trended nationally.

People of Twitter, we applaud you. #dickhunt is now trending πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

One doctor used the opportunity to invite people to sign a petition to ask parliament to consider a vote of no confidence in Hunt over the contract dispute.

Those who got #dickhunt trending...fancy signing this? Go on...

The petition now has 188,019 signatures, surpassing the 100,000 it would need to be discussed in the House of Commons.

After receiving 80% of the vote, Hunt took the dick title, crushing Trump into second place.

#dickhunt vs #dicktrump.....fairly obvious....

When asked to raise their hands if they would treat Hunt if he came into their hospitals, each one of them did, "because that's the kind of good people you are," host Adam Hills said.

Joking about this week's contract announcement, Hills citied an inquiry that Hunt has launched into the morale of junior doctors, an issue the health secretary felt had been highlighted by the dispute.

"That's like Harold Shipman launching an enquiry into patient mortality rates," he said.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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