Matt Hancock’s arrival into the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp has quickly raised eyebrows with Sue Cleaver dumbstruck by his decision to sign up.
While the former health secretary was out completing his second Bushtucker trial of the series, the cast was quick to question his appearance on the ITV show given his handling of the Covid pandemic and the fact he’s a sitting MP.
Comedian Seann Walsh, who joined Mr Hancock as a late arrival on Wednesday night, said: ‘That man will have a very different account of what he did to what we all think happened and there will be reasons.
‘I’m not justifying anything that that guy did or certainly what that government… the decisions they’ve made, but f*** being in his job when that was going on.’
Cleaver replied: ‘I totally, totally agree with you, but the choice after everything that happened and the impact on everybody at home and families and people in homes to make a choice to come into I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! does not sit well with me.
‘He’s got constituents back at home, he’s a serving member of Parliament.’
Former BBC Radio 1 presenter Chris Moyles added: ‘I’m with you Sue.’
Speaking in the Bush Telegraph, Walsh added: ‘That was a bit of a sticky moment today. That was my first real sense of tension. I was like oh no, I don’t know what to do.’
Mr Hancock officially arrived in the jungle on Wednesday night, much to the surprise of the camp who immediately questioned him on why he joined the series.
Boy George couldn’t hide his feelings and confided in Scarlette Douglas how upset he felt after fearing he was going to lose his mum during lockdown.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Friday at 9pm on ITV.