Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly teased Matt Hancock on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! warm up because they confirmed two more people will join the queue.
The former health secretary, 44, is expected to enter the Australian jungle in the coming days as one of the next surprise additions from 10 other celebs who made their debuts on Sunday’s episode.
Following his decision to star in the reality show, the West Suffolk MP suspended the Tory whip and came under fire from political divisions after opting to join the show at a time when Congress was sitting.
Kicking off the first episode of the new series, McPartlin and Donnelly welcome viewers back into the jungle as the show returns to Australia for the first time since 2019 in the last two years being filmed at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to Covid -19 Travel restrictions.
In their opening monologue, McPartlin said, “We didn’t have one, but two latecomers on the road.
“And fortunately, we managed to keep their identities completely secret. No one knows who they are. “
Emphasizing the word “mat”, Donnelly added: “You will be surprised. We will soon roll out the welcome mat for them. “
In response to criticism, Hancock previously told The Sun that he wanted to use the “incredible background” on the show to raise awareness about dyslexia and insisted it was “not a check” that made He decided to join the show.
Leading figures at organizations specializing in dyslexia say they are grateful to the former cabinet minister for his work raising awareness of learning difficulties and welcome a platform for justice .
Following news of Hancock joining the show, many political figures and famous faces shared their thoughts – including Tory in Hancock’s West Suffolk constituency.
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Discussing Hancock’s impending arrival, Andy Drummond, chairman of the Newmarket Conservatives and vice-president (political) of the West Suffolk Conservative Association, said: “I’m looking forward to him eating my penis. a kangaroo.
“Quote me. You can quote me that”.
In putting Hancock on the show, the show’s executive producer Olly Nash told ITV News: “We’ve brought on a lot of politicians over the years, we’ve also brought in people with very strong views. about certain things and sometimes it happens in the camp and sometimes it doesn’t.
“The problem is not deliberately dividing the camp, we have never been a deliberately divided camp. It is up to them to enter the camp and whether they want to leave or not.”
Also among the famous lineups taking part in the Australian jungle in this series are rugby player Mike Tindall, pop star Boy George and former Love Island contestant Olivia Attwood.
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/ant-and-dec-tease-matt-hancocks-arrival-during-im-a-celebrity-launch-42123594.html Ant and Dec tease Matt Hancock’s appearance at I’m A Celebrity premiere