I’m a Celebrity 2022: Matt Hancock opens up to his campmates about his affair and resignation

Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was “no excuse” for the actions that led to his resignation as Health Secretary, but insisted “I fell in love”.

he has now been suspended from his post Tory MP (44 years old) has been forced to quit his job in June 2021 after breaking coronavirus social distancing rules by having an affair in his ministerial office. himself with his assistant Gina Coladangelo.

He joined the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Wednesday, entered camp with comedian Seann Walsh after facing much criticism of his decision from the public and fellow politicians.

Hancock hung the Tory whip after his participation in the show was announced.

When asked by his campmates about his cabinet resignation on tonight’s episode, Hancock said he resigned because he understands how people feel about him, after CCTV footage demonstrated the relationship leaked relationship.

TV presenter and property expert Scarlette Douglas told him as they worked around the camp: “I wanted to say this morning because I don’t want to leave everything in…

“A lot has happened to you during that time, which makes it difficult for you because people are angry and upset – emotions are running high.

“We’re not excluding anyone. We want to make sure everyone is a family, but if it’s difficult the first few days, I’m sure you understand why.”

Hancock replied: “You say so very well.”

Douglas continued: “It’s been tough. A lot of people have had hard times.

“And then to see that the people who made the rules then broke them, I think that’s a big slap in the face to everyone.”

Hancock replied, “Look, I know how people feel. That’s why I’m resigning, right? I know how people feel and it’s very nice of you to say that, thanks thank you.”

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Later in the Bush Telegraph, he added: “Scarlette is very open-minded and also very caring and that’s really all that happens.

“Being able to talk about anything, whether it’s the things you’re proud of or the things you’re not proud of.”

Later, speaking with comedian Babatunde Aleshe, Hancock discussed how his life changed after his affair became public.

“It was really hard,” he said.

“I messed up and I failed. I resigned and for no reason I fell in love, right? That obviously had a lot of other consequences as well.”

Referring to the CCTV footage, Aleshe replied, “You’re not just ‘in love’ you’re grabbing the spoils”, to which Hancock replied “oh, ignore”.

Asked if he was still with Ms. Coladangelo, he replied: “With Gina? Yes very much, yes, absolutely.

“It would be the best thing to get kicked out to see her on the bridge.”

The episode also saw Hancock take part in the latest Bushtucker Experiment, Tentacles of Terror, in which he was trapped inside an octopus-shaped cage filled with aquatic creatures.

The suspended congressman is tasked with collecting 11 numbered stars in order for the structure to be lowered into the water, trying to do so and win enough rations for the camp.

When he started experimenting, co-host Ant McPartlin asked him, “You must have encountered a few snakes during your time at Westminster.”

As Hancock returned to camp, comedian Walsh and soap star Sue Cleaver discussed his decision to enter the Australian jungle.

Defending him, Walsh said: “That man will have a very different explanation of what he did to what we all think happened and there will be a reason.

“I don’t justify anything that guy did or certainly what that government… the decisions they’ve made, but will do his job while it’s happening. .”

Cleaver replied, “I totally, completely agree with you, but the choice after everything happened and impacted everyone at home, family and people in the house to choose me as a Celebrity. .. Get me out of Here!Not suitable for me.

“He’s brought the voters home, he’s a serving member of Congress.”

UK Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said today that Hancock should “voluntarily leave” the I’m A Celebrity woods and return to parliament.

In response to a question on BBC Radio Humberside, Sir Keir said his decision to join the show was “a mistake”.

“He should go back to Westminster, he should go back to Parliament and do his job,” he said.

In a separate development, Walsh also spoke about being pictured in October 2018 kissing his co-star Katya Jones during their on-stage date.

The 36-year-old comedian said he wanted the show to be a “positive experience” and remained “very sorry” for his behavior while in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries.

Mike Tindall also revealed more details about royal wife Zara Phillips giving birth to her third child on the bathroom floor in March 2021.

I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues at 9pm tomorrow on Virgin Media One

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