Britain’s ex-health minister Matt Hancock is taking part in the British version of the TV jungle camp – and is therefore kicked out of the Tory faction. Group leader Simon Hart said on Tuesday the case was serious enough to immediately suspend the 44-year-old. He did not give a precise reason. Critics accuse Hancock that he wants to polish his image with the performance. He makes extra money instead of looking after his constituents.
Sky News quoted a confidant of Hancock as saying that the Conservative politician had watched the popular show “I’ma Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” wanted to use to connect with the average 12 million viewers and also its campaign to promote reading and games. Hancock will donate a portion of his fee.
Affair with staff member cost Hancock job as health secretary
The former health secretary is seen by many in the UK as the face of the coronavirus pandemic due to his regular appearances during the peak of Covid-19. He had to resign in June 2021 because he had an affair with a close colleague who violated the strict corona distance rules he had set for himself.
Hancock isn’t the first politician to be on I’ma Celeb. His party friend Nadine Dorries, later Minister of Culture under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, found himself in the Australian jungle in 2012.
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