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Retired Liberal MP Christopher Pyne reveals he’s never sat past ROW FIVE on a plane

Christopher Pyne reveals he’s never sat past ROW FIVE on a plane and admits he was surprised to discover there were ‘so many seats’ behind the first class curtain

Christopher Pyne made a shocking confession about his flying habits during Wednesday’s episode of The Project.

The 54-year-old former Liberal MP admitted he’d never sat further back than row five on a plane as he explained his seat preference.

He said that he always tries to sit between rows two and five, explaining that ‘if you’re in row one, everyone hates you’.  

Flying high: Christopher Pyne (pictured) made a shocking confession about his flying habits during Wednesday’s episode of The Project

Having grown accustomed to first class, Christopher admitted he was shocked to discover there were so many seats in economy.

‘Once I left politics, I went through the curtains, and I was like, “Who knew there were so many seats behind here!” I was being teased by all these punters, and I said, “Who knew?”‘ he added.

Christopher admitted he was surprised to discover ‘there’s like 50 rows back here’, but said he still hasn’t ‘gone past five yet’.

First class: The 54-year-old former Liberal MP admitted he'd never sat further back than row five on a plane as he explained his seat preference

First class: The 54-year-old former Liberal MP admitted he’d never sat further back than row five on a plane as he explained his seat preference

Shocked panelist Georgie Tunny told Christopher that she’s ‘always back in 24’, and added: ‘It’s a whole new world down there.’

Christopher said people would often give him slack once they discovered he only flew first class. 

‘They were being mean to me, so I’d give them a bit of stick back. “Ah, it must be fun being back here,”‘ he continued. 

'Once I left politics, I went through the curtains, and I was like, "Who knew there were so many seats behind here!" I was being teased by all these punters, and I said, "Who knew?"' he said. Pictured with Georgie Tunny

‘Once I left politics, I went through the curtains, and I was like, “Who knew there were so many seats behind here!” I was being teased by all these punters, and I said, “Who knew?”‘ he said. Pictured with Georgie Tunny

‘I said, “Who knew you had so many rows back here. Wow! And one toilet!”‘

Christopher served as Member of Parliament from 1993 until 2019, and became Leader of the House and Minister for Education under the Abbott government.

He retired from politics at the 2019 Australian federal election, saying he was ready ‘to start a new career and go ahead with a new life’. 

Public life: Christopher served as Member of Parliament from 1993 until 2019, and became Leader of the House and Minister for Education under the Abbott government. Pictured in Adelaide in May 2019

Public life: Christopher served as Member of Parliament from 1993 until 2019, and became Leader of the House and Minister for Education under the Abbott government. Pictured in Adelaide in May 2019

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