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Former Health Secretary and current independent MP Matt Hancock’s appearance on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has got off to a difficult start after he was voted to participate in the primary six bushtucker trials so as to win meals for camp. His presence has divided opinion up and down the country. But what do you thikn? Has your opinion of him modified based on his performance within the jungle? Vote in our poll.

As a sitting MP, his decision to seem on the fact show was criticised by many, and his Conservative Party whip was removed. As a result, the West Suffolk MP is now classed as an independent as his time on the show overlaps with the House of Commons sittings.

Talking to his campmates within the Australian jungle, Mr Hancock said he’s searching for “forgiveness” for his actions through the coronavirus pandemic.

He told ITV news anchor and Loose Women presenter Charlene White on Thursday’s episode, November 10: “Do you understand what it is definitely, what I’m really searching for is a little bit of forgiveness, that’s what I’m really searching for. All of us make mistakes. I made a reasonably large one.”

He also acknowledged there was “no excuse” for his actions, telling comedian Babatunde Aleshe: “It was really tough. I tousled and I fessed up. I resigned and it’s no excuse but I fell in love, right? That also had plenty of other consequences, obviously.”

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On Sunday night November 13, he was also voted by the general public to change into camp leader, beating Mike Tindall in a challenge for the role. 

Of the result, which gave him the facility to dictate roles in camp, Mr Handcock said: “Obviously, it’s an awesome honour and privilege to be camp leader. I would like to thank everybody who voted for me.”

Mr Hancock was voted by the general public to face six consecutive trials but he was relieved of the responsibility to win meals for his campmates in the subsequent trial titled Angel of Agony, airing on Tuesday, November 15.

So what do YOU think? Have you ever got a more positive opinion of Matt Hancock after his I’m A Celeb performance? Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts within the comment section below. 

Do you’re thinking that ITV is unsuitable to provide Matt Hancock a platform after Covid failings? 

Mr Hancock resigned as Health Secretary last 12 months after failing to follow his own COVID-19 regulations and guidance by having an affair along with his aide Gina Coladangelo. Do you’re thinking that it’s unsuitable for him to be given a platform on the ITV show? Vote in our poll.

Actress Miriam Margolyes has criticised ITV’s decision to solid him in the present series of I’m a Celebrity, asking “why he was thought a correct person to entertain”.

In an interview with The Six O’Clock Show in Ireland, Ms Margolyes said: “What an appalling, adulterous creep. Why we have now him on our televisions I don’t know.”

She added: “I don’t know why he was thought a correct person to entertain. He’s a vile human being. He nearly destroyed our national health service. He sent a great deal of individuals with Covid, old ladies, back into their care homes. I believe he’s a detestable, vile, puny individual.”


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In response to her comments, a spokesperson for Mr Hancock told The Independent: “By occurring the show, Matt hopes to lift the profile of his dyslexia campaign and can use the platform to discuss a problem he really cares about in front of tens of millions of individuals. Matt is set that no child should leave primary school not knowing in the event that they have dyslexia.”

Former winner of I’m A Celebrity Georgia Toffolo previously claimed that it was “disgraceful” for Mr Hancock to desert his constituents to seem on the fact show. Speaking on This Morning, on Monday, November 14, she said that her views had modified, telling hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that she thinks he’s doing “quite well” to date and has a softer opinion of him after showing viewers his “human” side.

Nonetheless, the campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice slammed Mr Hancock’s decision as “sickening”, with the group calling for ITV to remove him from the show. The group tweeted: “Matt Hancock is not a ‘celebrity’, he’s the previous health secretary who oversaw the UK having one among the best death tolls on the planet from Covid-19 whilst breaking his own lockdown rules.”

So what do YOU think? Do you’re thinking that ITV is unsuitable to provide Matt Hancock a platform after Covid failings?  Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts within the comment section below.

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