Richard Madeley horrified Susanna Reid and their Good Morning Britain co-star, and viewers, by asking if either had a crush on Matt Hancock.
The former health secretary entered the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! jungle alongside latecomer Seann Walsh, and was voted in to do six bushtucker trials in a row.
During his time in the jungle, Hancock has faced a grilling from the campmates, admitted he’s ‘looking for forgiveness’ and revealed he sent a text to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson after Liz Truss stepped down.
His stint on the reality show has also faced nearly 2,000 Ofcom complaints, but that hasn’t stopped some people saying they now fancy the 44-year-old.
As he and Susanna Reid were discussing Hancock’s time in the jungle and a journalist recently revealing that she fancies him, Richard asked if his co-stars were crushing on the MP.
‘Apparently lots of other women have a crush on Matt Hancock as well,’ he said.
‘Have either of you got any…?’ Richard began asking Susanna and Charlotte Hawkins before the latter interrupted with a horrified ‘No’ while Susanna shook her head.
‘Apparently, it’s a thing!’ Richard added.
Viewers at home weren’t too impressed by his comments either, with one writing: ‘Nobody fancies Matt Hancock. He’s a weasel ffs! As if!’
On Tuesday, a huge banner demanding Hancock’s exit was flown above the I’m A Celebrity camp.
The sitting MP has received a spate of backlash since it was first reported he was due to appear on the show, with the criticism showing no sign of slowing down since he entered the jungle as a latecomer alongside comedian Seann Walsh.
New pictures have revealed a small aircraft jetted above the set of the reality programme with a massive 35 metre banner that read: ‘Covid bereaved say get out of here!’
A spokesperson for Hancock told Metro.co.uk that he continues to support the Covid inquiry and he’ll continue to meet all the deadlines.
‘Matt has already handed over his phone and given full access to all his emails and text messages, when requested by Parliament.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.