Anthony Albanese and Jodie Haydon watch the cricket at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Anthony Albanese makes time for his girlfriend Jodie with a date at the cricket after they spent Christmas day together helping feed the homeless

  • Mr Albanese was seen at the MCG with Jodie Haydon for the cricket on Tuesday
  • The pair watched Australia take on South Africa on day two of the second Test
  • On Christmas the couple handed out food to the homeless at church in Ashfield

Anthony Albanese has enjoyed a day out at the cricket with his girlfriend Jodie Haydon as the prime minister unwinds over the Christmas break.

The couple were spotted watching Australia take on South Africa for day two of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

Mr Albanese donned a wide brimmed hat, with a blue business shirt and a red speckled tie, while Ms Haydon shielded her eyes with big sunglasses and wore a polka-dot skirt.

The pair looked relaxed as they tuned into the action on a sweltering day with the temperature to soar to 34C in Melbourne.

Anthony Albanese enjoyed a day out at the cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with his girlfriend Jodie Haydon

Anthony Albanese enjoyed a day out at the cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with his girlfriend Jodie Haydon

The couple were spotted watching Australia take on South Africa for day two of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday

The couple were spotted watching Australia take on South Africa for day two of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday

Two days earlier on Christmas Day, Mr Albanese spent the morning handing out meals to the homeless and vulnerable at the Ashfield Uniting Church in Sydney’s inner west.

The PM served food to the disadvantaged alongside Reverend Bill Crews, who runs the Exodus Foundation which provides thousands of free meals to those in need every year.

Ms Haydon also joined Mr Albanese at the church on Sunday morning, as did New South Wales Labor leader Chris Minns, with the trio seen serving roasted veggies and Christmas ham.

Mr Albanese spent Christmas morning handing out meals to the homeless and vulnerable at the Ashfield Uniting Church in Sydney's inner west

Mr Albanese spent Christmas morning handing out meals to the homeless and vulnerable at the Ashfield Uniting Church in Sydney’s inner west

Ms Haydon is seen with Reverend Bill Crews whose foundation delivers thousands of meals to the vulnerable each year

Ms Haydon is seen with Reverend Bill Crews whose foundation delivers thousands of meals to the vulnerable each year

Ms Haydon is seen with Mr Albanese and NSW Labor leader Chris Minns on Sunday

Ms Haydon is seen with Mr Albanese and NSW Labor leader Chris Minns on Sunday

Mr Albanese sported a South Sydney themed face mask while serving those in need

Mr Albanese sported a South Sydney themed face mask while serving those in need

The prime minister has volunteered at the church every Christmas for the past few years, and was also seen handing out boxes of food.

‘Christmas can be a time where people celebrate with their family and friends, a joyful time,’ Mr Albanese said while at the event.

‘But for others who’ve lost loved ones over the year, it can be a difficult time as well.

‘If you know someone who might be doing it tough today, reach out to them and provide them with a bit of support and a Merry Christmas and a bit of joy.’

Mr Minns also provided a helping hand on Sunday at the Ashfield Uniting Church

Mr Minns also provided a helping hand on Sunday at the Ashfield Uniting Church

The prime minister has volunteered at the church every Christmas for the past few years, and was also seen handing out boxes of food

The prime minister has volunteered at the church every Christmas for the past few years, and was also seen handing out boxes of food

During his first Christmas speech on Saturday evening, Mr Albanese expressed his ‘gratitude and admiration’ for those keeping the country running by working on the holiday.

‘Whatever form Christmas Day takes for you, may it be a very happy one. And may Santa be good to every child,’ he said.

‘Of course, not everyone gets to take it easy today,’ he said. ‘If you’re rostered on somewhere, I want to say thank you for your service to others.

‘If you’re working because you’ve volunteered your time to make Christmas better for your fellow Australians – whether you’re serving lunch to those in need or you’re keeping our beaches safe – I want to express my gratitude and my admiration .

‘The same goes to all our emergency service workers, and of course all Australian Defense Force personnel, whether they’re serving here, or far from home overseas.

‘Thank you to every single one of you.’

During his first Christmas speech on Saturday evening, Mr Albanese expressed his 'gratitude and admiration' for those keeping the country running by working on the holiday

During his first Christmas speech on Saturday evening, Mr Albanese expressed his ‘gratitude and admiration’ for those keeping the country running by working on the holiday

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