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Rishi Sunak reveals his Budget warm-up: A Twix and a can of Sprite

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Rishi Sunak has revealed his “pre-game routine” will be to have a Twix and a can of Sprite before delivering his Budget on Wednesday.

The Chancellor, who has a self-confessed “sugar problem”, and has previously said he was a “total coke addict” – before clarifying that he meant the fizzy drink, not the class A drug – was asked on Times Radio whether he had any rituals or superstitions ahead of the event.

And he said: “I have a general pre-game routine, pre-match routine, for when I have to do parliamentary things which is, look, I have a sugar problem so I tend to have a Twix and a can of Sprite, even though my favourite thing is Coke but I save that for afterwards.

“But I have a Twix and a can of Sprite which Lisa who runs my office always make sure is sitting there on my desk in Parliament, so that is my immediate pre-game kind of booster.”

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will be delivering his autumn Budget on Wednesday (Aaron Chown/PA)

Mr Sunak also said his children “have a lot of input generally on the tie selection and I sometimes wear some bracelets that they make”.

He said: “So that is the general superstition and tradition, but they are all in Yorkshire for half term so I’m not sure how we’re going to manage all of that, we’ll have to do it on Zoom in the morning probably.”

The Chancellor, who has previously spoken about being a fan of Peloton, a stationary exercise bike with a digital screen, was asked whether he would be able to fit in a 6am ride before the big event.

He said: “Probably not. My routine over the last week has slightly had to take a backseat to getting everything ready for Wednesday, sadly.”

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