It was quite the embarrassing (and costly) mistake.
"They will build literally anything aside from housing."
Shapps was pressed over how much the government spends on the armed forces.
"This was incompetence," Sky News' Trevor Phillips said.
"If it's a safe place to send people, why are we allowing people to come here to seek asylum from Rwanda?"
The Match of The Day host signed a letter urging the government to scrap the scheme.
But the defence secretary insisted the government was a "success".
The defence secretary admitted it was "impossible" to know when the first deportation flights will take off.
"Are you guys not going to take any responsibility for this?" Trevor Phillips asked defence secretary Grant Shapps.
Defence secretary and deputy prime minister filmed giggling as prime minister addressed parliament.