Matt Hancock has revealed he was paid £45,000 to take part in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
The former health secretary is certainly cashing in on television appearances of late, having earned a reported £400,000 for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! stint, in which he left in third place.
Mr Hancock declared his payment for the upcoming Channel 4 show, which is set to air next year, in an update to the MPs’ Register of Interests, which was published on Wednesday.
The entry also disclosed he spent 80 hours filming Celebrity SAS while Parliament was in recess between September 24 and October 8, shortly before heading to Australia to appear in the jungle.
For those who are unfamiliar, the challenge show sees various celebrities and public figures go through a gruelling two weeks undergoing elements of the actual Special Forces selection course.
The series features Chief Instructor Rudy Reyes, as well as Directing Staff Jason Fox, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, and Remi Adeleke.
While the official line-up for Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2023 has yet to be confirmed, it’s been reported that Hancock will star alongside the likes of James Argent and Gareth Gates.
Hancock is yet to declare the amount he was paid to appear on I’m A Celebrity, however, it was reported that he was among the programme’s highest-paid stars, having taken home around £400,000.
He previously stated that he will be donating a chunk of his earnings from the reality series to St Nicholas Hospice Care, a charity he raised almost £8,000 for at last year’s London Marathon.
‘Matt will be making a donation to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk, and he will, of course, declare the amount he receives from the show to Parliament to ensure complete transparency, as normal,’ a source told us.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 in 2023.