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Kemi Badenoch has branded David Tennant a “bigot” whereas blasting the actor for telling her to “shut up” in a row over transgender rights.

The Equalities Minister accused the previous Doctor Who star of being a “rich, lefty, white male celebrity so blinded by ideology” in a social media put up in the present day.

Mr Tennant, who received Celebrity Ally at an LGBT awards ceremony on Friday, acquired cheers and applause when he mentioned of the Cabinet minister: “I don’t wish ill of her, I just wish her to shut up.”

The politician has spoken out in regards to the Conservatives’ pledge to vary the 2010 Equality Act, which she mentioned would “clarify that sex in the law means biological sex and not new, redefined meanings of the word”.

Ms Badenoch mentioned this transformation would defend girls and ladies’ areas.

Hitting again on X, previously Twitter, she mentioned: “I cannot shut up. I cannot be silenced by males who prioritise applause from Stonewall over the protection of ladies and ladies.

“A wealthy, lefty, white male celeb so blinded by ideology he can’t see the optics of attacking the one black lady in authorities by calling publicly for my existence to finish.

“Tennant is one in all Labour’s celeb supporters. This is an early instance of what life will likely be like in the event that they win.

“Keir Starmer stood by whereas Rosie Duffield was hounded. He and his supporters will do the identical with the nation. Do not let the bigots and bullies win.”

Sir Keir, the Labour leader, said in 2021 it was “not right” for Ms Duffield, a Labour MP who has stressed the importance of biological sex, to say that only women have a cervix.

In its election manifesto, Labour has committed to making it easier for people to legally change gender, which has prompted Tory warnings about loopholes for sexual predators.

In his acceptance speech, Tennant said: “I think I suppose if I’m honest I’m a little depressed by the fact that acknowledging that everyone has the right to be who they want to be and live their life how they want to live it, as long as they’re not hurting anyone else, should merit any kind of special award or special mention, because it’s common sense, isn’t it? It is human decency. We shouldn’t live in a world where that is worth remarking on.”

“However, until we wake up and Kemi Badenoch doesn’t exist anymore … I don’t wish ill of her, I just wish her to shut up.

“Whilst we do live in this world, I am honoured to receive this. I’m thrilled to be here and to be a part of this night. Pride is very important in our house. It’s a family affair. We have skin in the game.”