Chris Moyles reveals Matt Hancock’s popularity in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! probably “blows the mind of 50% of the UK” but the other half must be “extremely entertained” by him.
He’s the radio DJ, 48, becoming the sixth celebrity contestant to be dropped from the reality show on Thursday, leaving the former health secretary to fight another day in the Australian woods.
In his first TV interview since leaving the country, Lorraine Kelly asked Moyles if he was upset that Hancock was more popular than he was.
“This amazes me, Lorraine and I know it can amaze 50% of people in the UK but obviously 50% of people in the UK are being entertained a lot by him,” he said.
“But the problem is here, we really don’t know what’s on the show. I really don’t know what they show on the show because they take a few minutes every 24 hours.
“I know how I feel about his participation, but how other people feel about his participation. It was a tough one and I definitely struggled with it when he first showed up because he was supposed to go to work.
“But he as a campmate did all he could and was eager to please – I think it was for a reason.”
During his 20 days in the Australian jungle, Moyles had his ups and downs and struggled throughout the series in the face of Bushtucker’s challenges.
He told Kelly: “Honestly, it was a lot harder than I thought. Turns out I’m not good at anxiety, stress, and pressure.
“I was very good at my comfort zone and now I realize why it’s called my comfort zone. I also went in with my fear of heights and went out with my fear of confined spaces and water.
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“It was a roller coaster ride but no regrets at all. It was a very weird but wonderful experience and I’m so glad I did, I just hope I was entertained but obviously not entertained enough,” he joked.
Moments before the interview, Kelly told viewers that it was reported that comedian David Walliams had left Britain’s Got Talent and that former Serious Dance pundit Oti Mabuse was being reported as the favorite to replace he is a judge.
Moyles quipped: “I was completely devastated… not getting out of the woods.
“I thought I was racing to join the UK Talent Search to replace David Walliams and now you’re telling me it’s someone else.
“Hot news. I’m free Lorraine.”
The broadcaster 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 helicopters .
One of the next challenges challenged him even more when he had to get into an enclosed space that he said he wasn’t afraid of before but that experimentation led him to develop it.
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.
On Thursday’s episode of the show, Moyles asked Hancock about the inner workings of Westminster and how an MP can move between cabinet offices with no prior experience in the area.
Hancock, who is now an MP for West Suffolk and has faced criticism from political divisions for being on the reality show at a time when Parliament was sitting, opened up about how it works. of the cabinet reform process.
He said: “I will tell you exactly what happens. It’s reshuffle day and the first thing the Prime Minister does is phone the people he or she is going to fire and invite them into office in the House of Commons.
“That way the camera can’t see them coming and going. Face to face. These are very sensitive conversations. Then they went into Downing Street and called everyone in order of seniority. They have a white board with all the cabinet positions on it and they go from the top down.
“Sometimes people say, ‘No, I don’t want to be Defense Secretary, I want to be Transport Secretary’ and that’s really a reshuffle because they’re moving names on this whiteboard.”
Moyles questioned how an MP could take on a role if they had no knowledge of that area and Hancock replied: “It’s 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: handling Parliament, communicating with the public, making decisions effectively, and then you have subject matter experts advising you on it all. “
Campmate Seann Walsh then asked Hancock if he had any questions for Moyles and Hancock answered with silence and didn’t raise any further questions of his own.
Later in the Bush Telegraph, Hancock said he found the conversation “really interesting” while Moyles was more skeptical of the reform process.
“Now I’m starting to think, to be Minister of Transport, all you need is a car,” Moyles said. And to be the 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?”
I Am A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Fridays at 9:15pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub
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