The mayor of Greater Manchester said Matt Hancock “does better in the bush trials than the clinical trials” as the former health minister continues to participate in I’m A Celebrity…Give I’m Out of Here!
ndy Burnham said he doesn’t think Hancock is a “bad person” but his decision to appear on the ITV reality show showed “bad judgment”.
It comes as MP West Suffolk avoids disqualification for the sixth time, after radio DJ Chris Moyles was voted down on Thursday’s show.
Speaking on the BBC’s Question Time about Hancock’s time in the woods, Burnham said: “He was clearly better at showbiz than politics… certainly better at the Bushtucker trials than the trials. clinical.”
He continued: “In my opinion, he is not a bad person, but it is a bad judgment because politicians should care about us – what is good for us.
“But this is all about me, isn’t it, me, me and my circumstances and the cost of living crisis for his constituents.
“(There are) things that he should be here to answer, not in the woods trying to please other celebrities and the British public.”
Hancock served as health secretary for much of the coronavirus crisis, during which time a vaccine was developed and tested.
Moyles, 48, told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly he had “gutted” that Hancock was more popular than he was after leaving the show.
During his 20 days in the Australian jungle, the DJ had his ups and downs and struggles throughout the series in the face of Bushtucker’s challenges.
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After leaving, he told McPartlin and Donnelly: “I’m sorry that Matt Hancock is more popular than I am, what the hell is going on?”
Moyles admitted that it was tough for him living with the former medical secretary in the camp, saying: “To be fair, I really struggled with that.
“And then what I did was, because I was a little bit abusive to him, I took Matt Hancock away from Matt because we were living with this guy, and he was doing his best to win him over. We’re the stars of food and everything and spending so I had to separate the two.
“Matt Hancock I have big problems with but Matt – less problems.”
The radio DJ got into the woods with reality star Olivia Attwood by jumping out of a helicopter which he said was a real achievement for him because he doesn’t like heights or planes Helicopter.
During his time in the jungle, Moyles had some low-scoring performances in the trials and earlier in the episode he only won one star out of six possible stars with his mate. Owen Warner camp.
When asked why it was so difficult, Moyles said: “I was afraid of everything and now I know this.
“I’m a nervous, scared man who only feels comfortable in the radio studio. So I haven’t been cast off for most of this life.
Elsewhere in Thursday’s episode, Moyles asked Hancock about the inner workings of Westminster and how an MP might move between Cabinet offices with no prior experience in the area.
Hancock replied: “It is not the minister’s job to be an expert on the matter. Of course, you need to get the topic right, but that’s only half the job.
“There are so many transferable skills: Running Parliament, communicating with the public, making decisions effectively, and then you have subject matter experts advising you on it all.”
“Now I’m starting to think, to be Minister of Transport, all you need is a car,” Moyles said. And to be Minister of Health, all you need is to breathe.”
The radio host added: “It was very interesting to chat with him, however, he was not interested in me, my life, my work. He’s a funny little fish, isn’t he?”
Hancock has also faced criticism from across political factions for being on the reality show at a time when Congress was sitting.
I Am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues Friday at 9:15pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub.
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