Matt Hancock has admitted it would be ‘wonderful’ to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, while sharing that he hopes to keep morale high in camp.
The former health secretary will be taking on his first trial of the series when he arrives on the ITV show on Wednesday night along with comedian Seann Walsh.
After a pre-recorded VT revealed Mr Hancock insisting that viewers will see his ‘human side’, the politician reflected on how he would feel if he was crowned King of the Jungle.
‘It would be the icing on the cake and that would be wonderful,’ he said. ‘But I am not expecting it.’
I’m A Celebrity viewers are already planning on voting for Mr Hancock to take on all of the trials – and he’s well prepared.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up doing some of the trials!’ he remarked. ‘I am hoping I can win some stars for the camp, but most of all I am looking forward to being myself.’
That being said, the MP for West Suffolk is not sure what his fellow campmates will make of his grand entrance into the jungle.
‘I have no idea what they are going to think,’ he commented. ‘I am a pretty cheerful person and so I hope I can keep everyone’s morale up.
‘I like to muck in and I think I will be picking up a lot of firewood for everyone. I hope to do my bit when it comes to cooking too.’
Revealing his plans for after the jungle, Mr Hancock insisted the first thing he will be doing is returning to Suffolk to hold a surgery with his constituents.
‘I will be back in Suffolk holding surgeries and in Parliament and we will take it from there,’ he added.
‘There are lots of different ways to communicate with the public and we (politicians) are wrong if we think you can only do that on the traditional political shows where you are mainly only talking to people who take an active interest in politics.
‘It’s important we engage with everyone including young people in who our politicians are and this programme is a good way to do that. I am looking forward to it.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV.